The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority named Benjamin Robins as vice president, Maintenance. In this role, Robins will be accountable for the safe, efficient and reliable operation of all airport-related facilities and systems.
Bringing more than 22 years of aviation and strategic leadership experience, Robins has a long history of serving in the United States Air Force. His Air Force career culminated as the vice commander of MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. While at MacDill Air Force Base, he also served as the acting base commander for four months during a leadership transition period. In that role, he led a team of five executives and 4,400 personnel, administrating an annual budget exceeding $250M, while overseeing capital assets totaling more than $8B, and directly supporting 16,000 Defense Department personnel.
"I am extremely excited to join the TPA team, with the opportunity to continue serving and contributing to our community,” said Robins. “A collaborative, inclusive and dynamic positive culture with teamwork at its core is important to me, and Tampa International embodies these great qualities. I am thrilled to begin my transition with an organization that leads with innovation, creates global access with world class customer service, and advances the prosperity of our region.”
Robins earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the United States Air Force Academy. He went on to earn a master’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from National War College and a master’s degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University.