President, Alliance Air/Aviation Services
Tom Harris has been an integral part of the development and success of AllianceTexas. With more than 30 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. 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 the operations and administration for the real estate business at 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 to AllianceTexas customers. He continues to oversee that business today.
In 2012, Harris rejoined the Fort Worth Alliance Airport as President of Alliance Air & Aviation Services. In this role, Harris is responsible for the management and oversight of Alliance Airport and leads the Alliance Aviation Services team, the fixed base operation at Alliance Airport.
Harris also oversees the production of the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. This air show is recognized as one of the best civilian produced shows in the country. Harris 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 facilitates suicide prevention programs for children and adults throughout North Texas.
Before joining Hillwood, Harris served as manager of operations and maintenance for the City of Austin Aviation Department. Early in his career, he worked at airports in Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin in various management positions for LSG/SkyChefs airline catering activities for several major airlines.