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Friday, June 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM - For Immediate Release

Airport System Chief Administrative Officer named Sacramento Business Journal’s CFO of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA. — Today, Lisa Stanton, Chief Administrative Officer at the Sacramento County Airport System was named CFO of the Year in the Public Agency category by the Sacramento Business Journal at a ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Hotel

“An award like this is not earned alone,” said Stanton. “My success is aided by a strong team of dedicated, professional managers who ensure the day-to-day financial operations of the County Airport System run smoothly. With strong team management, I am able to focus on complex business issues such the Big Build, preparing for the final issuance of last Airport System Revenue Bonds required to fund the completion of the program.”

Stanton has 23 years experience in airport business management and finance as both a consultant and airport manager. Presently, she oversees two critical divisions within the Sacramento County Airport System: the Finance and Business Administration division and the Information Technology Division. She also directs financing of the Airport System’s $1 billion capital improvement program, the Big Build – the largest capital improvement program in Sacramento County history.

“The Sacramento County Airport System is a regional economic engine,” said Stanton. “The challenge of using a private sector business approach within the constraints of the public sector environment requires me to draw upon my strengths daily.”

“Lisa’s ability to identify new opportunities to reduce cost and increase effectiveness in a government organization continues to contribute to the Airport System’s success as a service provider in a highly competitive environment, said G. Hardy Acree, the Sacramento County Airport System’s Director of Airports. “With her no-nonsense, bottom-line business approach, Lisa has implemented procedures and seized opportunities to ensure the continued success of theBig Build program, despite the challenging economy.”


The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit