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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Selects Assistant Director of Aviation

October 3, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA - ​​​​​​​After an exhaustive nationwide executive search process conducted by ACS Firm, based in Chicago, IL, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport selected Louis Hubbard as its next Assistant Director of Aviation.

Mr. Hubbard, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, began his career in 2013 at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport as an Airport Operations Supervisor, with responsibilities for supervising the day-to-day operations of the airport. After serving in this position, he assumed the role of Airport Concessions, Properties, and Leasing Coordinator, collaborating with stakeholders to optimize concessions revenues and identify business development opportunities.

Subsequently, Mr. Hubbard was named the Airport Concessions, Properties, and Leasing Principal Services Agent in the Airport Concessions, Properties, and Leasing Management Department, where he developed, implemented, and managed a forty-eight-unit concessions program in MSY's new terminal. His responsibilities included developing requests for proposals, evaluating submittals, and negotiating lease agreements. He also had project management responsibilities, leading concession space design and construction activities ranging from initial conceptualization to final build-out. The program was voted the Best Airport Food and Beverage and Retail Program in North America by JD Power and Associates in 2021.

Mr. Hubbard currently serves as the MSY Assistant Manager of Airport Concessions and Leasing. He has managed over one hundred and twenty agreements with a focus on maximizing non-aeronautical revenues and ensuring tenants meet compliance standards. He also oversaw the department's budget and led strategic planning efforts targeted at long-term revenue growth.

Mr. Hubbard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science Management from Texas Southern University. In addition, he was appointed to the New Orleans Aviation Board’s Customer Service Committee in 2019.