Krys Bart, Reno-Tahoe International Airport‘s Executive Director, was named by Airport Revenue News as its 2006 Best Director of the Year in the Small Airports Category. Ms. Bart will be the Reno-Tahoe AMA’s speaker at its November 15 luncheon when she discusses “Airport Marketing – a non-stop effort!”
Airport Revenue News (ARN) has named Reno-Tahoe Internationalâ€™s (RNO) Airport Director, Krys T. Bart, as its 2006 Best Director of the Year in the Small Airports Category. For the purposes of this competition small airports are those with less than five million total passengers. The ARN editorial staff chose Ms. Bart for this prestigious award due to her successes in the areas of leadership, innovation, revenue generation, marketing, customer service, and charitable acts.
ARN solicited for candidates by asking airport staff to describe their directorâ€™s successes in the six above-mentioned areas. After poring through the written responses and scoring each, the ARN staff established that Ms. Bart excelled in this competition. â€œWe are proud to present this award to Ms. Bart,â€ says Pauline Armbrust, president and CEO of Armbrust Aviation Group, which publishes ARN. â€œIn the November issue readers will get to see why she deserves this designation and what it takes to win this coveted award.â€
Prior to Ms. Bartâ€™s tenure, Reno-Tahoe International Airport had been vilified by the media and embroiled in controversy. In the years since her December 1998 arrival, Ms. Bart has successfully reversed that negative impression. She began by putting an end to all suggestive advertising and shifted the focus to the areaâ€™s incomparable landscape and allure as an outdoor enthusiastâ€™s playground, a theme reflected in the airportâ€™s retail shops and the artwork found in the terminals. During Ms. Bartâ€™s tenure, revenues have increased across the board in the categories of operations, auto rental, total concessions and advertising. She has also spearheaded many programs that have resulted in several awards recognizing the airport for its successes.
Details of Ms. Bartâ€™s accomplishments will be highlighted in the ARN November issue. Additionally she will be featured on the front cover of the issue, become a member of ARNâ€™s Advisory Board and receive a special hand-engraved crystal trophy at ARNâ€™s 2007 Airport Revenue Conference on February 18-20, 2006 in Orlando, Florida during the publicationâ€™s much-anticipated Awards Show.
Airport Revenue News (ARN) is a monthly trade magazine devoted to coverage of all revenue generating issues affecting the airport industry. The publication is the foremost news and information resource for airport executives, concessionaires, consultants and others involved in the aviation industry. ARN also conducts a Best Concessions awards competition in February. The ARN awards are highly coveted and considered the most prestigious in the airport industry.