With more than 15 years of political and communication expertise, Tegan Alexander Kissane has served Denver International Airport (DEN) in different roles over the past four years.
“My background is different from a lot of the folks you have that have come from aviation and had a passion for all things aviation,” she said. “I love bringing a new perspective to the table to help come up with a unique solution.”
Kissane is the senior director of business management services (BMS). DEN’s BMS section is comprised of procurement, supply services, inventory management and administrative services.
She joined DEN on the special projects team working to oversee Operational Readiness and Transfer (ORAT) activities and liaise with DEN stakeholders and impacted tenants to ensure everyone was aware of construction impacts and work to proactively identify mitigation efforts to maintain critical operations.
While at DEN, Kissane oversaw and implemented all elements related to the training, relocations and coordination related to Great Hall Phase 1 Go-Live. This included the cultivation of relationships with various Transportation Security Administration (TSA) stakeholders to inform and collaborate on Great Hall renovation impacts; working with DEN and TSA to initiate a security equipment procurement process including drafting contract language and scope of work, goals, committee proposals, and tracking and maintaining “lessons learned” document for future planning purposes; designed and implemented a new template for Design and Construction (D&C) Monthly Report process to increase the quality of reporting and integrate more analytics to track progress and streamline the comment approval/rejection process; and developing Furniture Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) cost estimation model to promote accurate projections and estimate FF&E expenditures.
Kissane is committed to broadening perspectives around inclusion and equity particularly as it impacts disenfranchised and underrepresented communities.
She’s focused on driving DEN towards the realization of an employer-based childcare center, along with the development of a Caregiver Committee aimed at assisting employees through the FMLA and return-to-work experience. Additionally, she is a member of DEN’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee as an ambassador, working to embed EDI into the organizational framework.
Kissane is also committed to enhancing the quality of life for current and future DEN employees, along with the business community, to ensure there is a seat for everyone at the table.
She’s currently working towards creating a centralized wheelchair dispatch area to serve as a lounge-like experience for those passengers requiring accessibility supports-hoping to make DEN accessible both literally and figuratively.