DFW Airport
Aug 16, 2017
Christopher Poinsatte
DFW Airport

Chris Poinsatte was appointed Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer for the Airport in September 2003. Mr. Poinsatte is responsible for finance, strategic planning, performance measurement, information technology, and the airline business relationship.

Mr. Poinsatte recently completed the issuance of $7.5 billion of debt which included the refinancing of $3.5 billion of debt (net savings of almost $500 million) and $3.0 billion of new debt to finance DFW’s terminal renewal program and other capital projects.  Mr. Poinsatte is focused on improving DFW’s performance measurement processes, working with the airlines on plans to meet DFW’s long-term air capacity needs, and developing a new Strategic Plan for the airport.

Mr. Poinsatte has held executive leadership positions in a wide range of international, private, and government organizations.  Prior to joining the Airport, he was the Chief Financial Officer of NextJet Technologies, Inc., a start-up transportation management and logistics software company. Before that position, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) where he developed DART’s $2.9 billion financing program for its light rail expansion.

Mr. Poinsatte has received the Public Sector CFO of the Year Award from the Dallas Business Journal, the Fort Worth Business Press and D CEO Magazine. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a frequent keynote speaker at various community and industry conferences