May 22, 2020

Dear Airport Partners,

Thank you for your continued partnership with El Paso International Airport. I’m honored and excited to join the Airport family along with the many dedicated airport employees and partners in our ongoing efforts to provide first class air service experience to our community. I am no stranger to the airport as I have worked in various capacities dating back to 2006, where I was assigned to oversee the Airport capital improvement projects as the City of El Paso Engineering Division Manager and then as Assistant Director of Aviation Development. Since then, I have been proud to serve this community as City Engineer and Managing Director of Public Works and I look forward to continuing to serve as the Aviation Director.

I want to recognize and thank Monica Lombraña for her 26 years of service and for her contributions to the City of El Paso and El Paso International Airport. Her influence on the aviation industry was impactful and we all wish her the best in her next chapter.

El Paso International Airport is a globally recognized, award-winning organization and is so because of you, our partners and employees. This culture of excellence will enable us to meet the current challenges head on. With your help, we will recover as a strong and resilient Airport focused on customer service.

Your partnership is essential and I am committed to maintaining a successful business relationship as we move into the new decade. I look forward to working with you as we innovate and redefine the air travel experience for every person who passes through our airport.

We have exceptional Airport staff focused on executing the City’s Strategic Plan of which the airport plays a major role as an economic hub and driver. I, along with our staff, welcome your feedback and are here to address any concerns. If there is anything that I can address personally, please feel free to reach out to me at (915) 240-3250.


Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez, PE, CM, cfm, cnu-a
Aviation Director
(915) 212-7301

Airport Executive Staff

Picture of Terry Sharpe

Terry Sharpe, C.M.
Assistant Director of Development
(915) 212-7302

Picture of Tony Nevarez

J. Antonio Nevarez, C.M., ACE, IACE
Assistant Director of Aviation Operations and Security 
(915) 212-7325

Alexander Rao, C.M., A.C.E. 
Airport Operations Manager 
(915) 212-7328

David Panko

David R Panko, AZS
Foreign Trade Zone Manager