President of Alliance Air/Aviation Services Hillwood Properties
Tom Harris has been an integral part of the development and success of AllianceTexas. With more than 25 years of tenure with Hillwood, Harris has touched every aspect of the business.
Harris began his career with Hillwood in 1990 at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport, the world’s first industrial airport. A key player in its development, Harris worked to establish and grow the
airport’s Fixed Base Operation and Airport Management companies into world class operations.
In 2000, Harris moved to direct Hillwood Properties’ Operations and Administration for the AllianceTexas development, which included: property and land management, aerospace and aviation business
development, community relations, office administration, security, special events and owners’ association activities. In his role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Harris was also
responsible for launching and overseeing Hillwood’s latest success, Alliance Landscape Company; an initiative to provide more efficient and economical high-quality landscape and irrigation
solutions for AllianceTexas customers. He continues to oversee that business today.
Harris recently rejoined the Fort Worth Alliance Airport as President of Alliance Air Services and Alliance Aviation Services and oversees the management, operation and service provision for both
groups. Alliance Air/Aviation Services, Hillwood’s aviation management and service companies, manages Alliance Airport for the city of Fort Worth. Alliance Aviation Services operates Hillwood’s
full-service Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at the airport.
Harris also serves as President of Alliance Air Productions, a non-profit organization responsible for producing the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. This air show is recognized as one of the best
civilian produced shows in the country.
Before joining Hillwood, Harris served as manager of operations
and maintenance for the City of Austin Aviation Department. He
additionally worked at airports in Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and
Austin in various management positions for LSG/SkyChefs airline
catering activities for several major airlines.
Tom is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives
and currently serves on the Board of Director’s for the
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Birdville ISD Education
Foundation, World Fuels Air Elite Board of Directors, and is the
current Chairman of HCA North Hills Hospital Board of Trustees and
The Tarrant County Workforce Solutions Aerospace Consortium.
Harris is past Chair of the First Candle/SIDS Alliance Board of
Directors, a national nonprofit organization formed to increase
community awareness and raise research funds for a cure or
prevention of SIDS, stillbirth and other infant loss. Harris is the
founder of the North Texas First Candle SIDS affiliate.
Tom and his wife Ellen are also the co-founders of the Jordan
Elizabeth Harris Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises
funds for depression research efforts, advocates on behalf of families
who have lost loved ones to suicide and supports the local chapter of
Mental Health America, now affiliated with MHMR.
Harris is a 1977 graduate of the University of Massachusetts in
Amherst, a 2008 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s
Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program and
a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth.