2018 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Scott B. Hill, PMP, SFP

Oct. 1, 2018

Scott B. Hill, PMP, SFP
Interim Division Manager, Infrastructure – Asset Management
Houston Airport System
Age: 33

  • Alma Mater: AAS - Community College of the Air Force; BS - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; MS – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; MA – Sam Houston State University
  • Favorite Aircraft: B-52
  • Favorite Book: Short Answer - The Once and Future King – TH White I am also a big fan of spy novels and legal thrillers from Tom Clancy (ex. Executive Orders) and John Grisham (ex. Sycamore Row)
  • Favorite TV Show: Short Answer – 60 Minutes. To keep up with events I watch that and other shows like PBS Newshour, Meet the Press, CBS Sunday morning and etc. Also, I like Modern Family, Game of Thrones and Daredevil
  • Favorite Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Also a huge fan of the new Marvel movies
  • Favorite Hobbies: Teaching, Running, Yoga

What does Scott Hill enjoy most about what he does? “Contributing to the growth of the city of Houston. I am a native Houstonian, so I take a lot of pride in seeing the advancement of one of our major transportation modes,” he said. “I truly like to see how things work from an asset management side. Also, I enjoy being a part of the major expansions and other initiatives we are working on to improve the airport system.”

Hill has nearly 15 years of aviation experience. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he joined the Houston Airport System (HAS) as an inspector, where for five years he held roles in facilities and construction management. From 2013 to 2017, he was a Management Analyst IV – Asset Management, where he developed and managed numerous HAS Strategic Asset Management (SAM) projects and initiatives.

SAM is a HAS enterprise-wide program that provides for the cost-effective, sustainable total life cycle management of physical assets and infrastructure. SAM projects and initiatives Hill has managed include condition assessments, sustainability management plans, commissioning, retro-commissioning and energy management projects at Bush Intercontinental Airport, Hobby International Airport and Ellington Airport.

Hill credits his father for having an impact on his career choice. “My dad served in the Army and in the Air National Guard. He also was a private pilot. When I was a child he would take me to airshows, NASA and military bases,” he said. “My dad instilled in me a strong sense of service to our country and community and civic duty. He encouraged me to join the Air Force right after high school. That move launched my aviation career.”

Hill likes being a part of an industry that has a positive role in our society. “Aviation has had a profound impact on the progress of mankind. The obvious is that it allows for people to connect for business or to visit loved ones. We are able to deliver goods and services to just about anywhere in the world,” he said. “I am also always amazed in the air power and space power of our military that is used to help protect our nation and allies. Lastly, I am always inspired by the advancements in space exploration and the various implications it has on the advancement of science and technology.”