WASHINGTON -- Today, Jim Crites, executive vice president of operations at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, was honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” in recognition of his work on NextGen technology for air traffic control.
Crites was one of 12 individuals who received the award today at the White House ceremony honoring individuals that have made significant contributions to “Transportation Technology Solutions for the 21st Century.”
ACI-NA’s Greg Principato congratulated Crites on the award today stating, “Jim has been a tireless advocate for airports and their unique role in the U.S. transportation system. He has also been a pioneer for the industry in areas ranging from airport-airline partnerships, irregular operations management, NextGen, and airfield development. In all of these efforts, Jim has focused on the ‘3-Cs’—communication, collaboration, and coordination among diverse industry stakeholders. On behalf of the airports community, I heartily congratulate him on his well-deserved award.”