Sky Harbor Employee Named Arizona Airport Executive of the Year
Aviation Superintendent Joe Husband has been bestowed with the Arizona Airports Association’s (AzAA) prestigious Airport Executive of the Year award. This award honors an executive member for his contribution and dedication to the aviation industry through the operation and development of their airport and considerable participation in the industry.
Husband, who has been a member of AzAA for 10 years, was presented with the award on April 29.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by the state’s aviation industry,” Husband said. “I am truly happy to have had the opportunity to serve the airports in Arizona.”
Bruce Loev, Principal Airport Engineer with URS, nominated Husband for this award. In his nomination, he describes Husband’s commitment to the aviation industry through mentoring and involvement.
“Joe has consistently shown a strong commitment to AzAA and Arizona’s airports,” Loev said. “He has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic and is known to follow through on obligations and commitments made to his colleagues.”
Husband has worked his way up in Aviation, starting in Phoenix in 1990 as a custodial worker. Since then, he has held a variety of positions in the city of Phoenix Aviation Department, including Building Services Superintendent and Aviation Supervisor I, II, and III. He has worked in four different divisions – Operations, Facilities & Services, General Aviation, and Planning & Environmental, and in his current role is responsible for the oversight and management of all building and associated facilities at Sky Harbor.
Husband received a certificate in Airport Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also an active member in AzAA, the Southwest Chapter of AAAE, the American Association of Airport Executives, the Aviation Safety Advisory Group of Arizona, and is the AzAA’s immediate past president. He actively mentors by working with the Wings to Fly Program that encourages young women to pursue careers in aviation, the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program and the South Mountain High School Aviation Program.
Congratulations to Joe on this prestigious honor!