PHOENIX – Roxann Favors, a leader with nearly 20 years of management experience at the City of Phoenix, has been named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Aviation Department owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Favors began her career with the City of Phoenix in 2003 in the City’s Management Internship Program. She was then promoted to the Aviation Department’s Business and Properties Division, where she held management positions for the next 11 years, including five years as Deputy Aviation Director. In 2015, Favors was selected as the City of Phoenix Major Events Administrator. She has been instrumental in some of the highest-profile events the city of Phoenix has hosted, including the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the 2017 Lost Lake Music and Arts Festival, and the annual M3F Music Festival. And with her leadership, Phoenix successfully bid for and won the opportunity to host Super Bowl LVII and will have the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four coming to town in the next several years.
“We are fortunate to have Roxann returning to join the Executive Team at the Aviation Department,” said Chad Makovsky, Director of Aviation Services. “After a national search, it was clear that with Roxann’s knowledge and skills, she is the Chief Revenue Officer we need as we continue to grow our operations and enhance the customer experience.”
As Chief Revenue Officer, Favors will oversee Business and Properties, Contracts and Services, Technology, and Air Service Development. She will join the Aviation Department in early September.
“Roxann is a proven leader at the City of Phoenix, and I am excited to see her joining the Executive Team at the Phoenix Aviation Department,” said Deputy City Manager Mario Paniagua. “As a self-sustaining enterprise and the state’s number one economic engine, Sky Harbor needs an experienced Chief Revenue Officer like Roxann to guide its business operations into the future.”
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived and departed from Sky Harbor daily. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.