The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Adds to its Leadership Team

June 20, 2023
Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN) welcome three new members to its leadership team.

Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN) welcome three new members to its leadership team. Chris Davidson joins as Assistant Vice President of John C. Tune Airport, Randy Dorsten joins as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, and Jeffrey Wooden joins as the Director of Emergency Management (headshots attached).

“I would like to welcome Chris, Randy, and Jeffrey to our organization, they will bring an incredible amount of experience and capability to their new roles,” said Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of Nashville International Airport. “Strong leadership is a critical element to the success of BNA, and with the new additions to our team, we look forward to continuing to soar to new heights.”

Chris Davidson – Assistant Vice President, John C. Tune Airport ManagerChris returns to Nashville from Salisbury Regional Airport in Maryland, where he served as the Deputy Director. Prior to that, Chris was the Airport Manager at Music City Executive Airport in Gallatin, TN.  Chris has a wealth of aviation and leadership experience as a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and is a commercial-rated pilot for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Chris obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and has earned his Certified Member accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives.Randy Dorsten – Assistant Vice President, Human ResourcesRandy Dorsten comes to MNAA from OneGI, where he served as Chief Human Resources Officer. Randy previously worked as the Assistant Vice President of HR Strategy and Planning at HCA. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the University of Kansas. Additionally, he is a Six Sigma Black Belt.Dr. Jeffrey Wooden – Director, Emergency ManagementBefore joining MNAA, Dr. Jeffrey Wooden previously served as a Senior Manager of Aviation Security with Amazon at their Air Gateway Hub in Wilmington, Ohio. Prior to Amazon, he was employed with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). While assigned to the Department of Defense, Jeffrey served as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Chief of Strategic Planning, Senior Crisis Manager and Director of Operations, Homeland Defense and Security. In addition to a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Jeffrey holds a master’s degree in international affairs from The Catholic University of America, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Air War College. He was awarded his Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration in 2014 from Walden University.