Keith J. Brune
Keith Brune 

Keith J. Brune


Keith J. Brune, A.A.E., IAP, Chief Operating Officer

Philadelphia International Airport | Northeast Philadelphia Airport

Keith J. Brune, A.A.E., IAP, is the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation. He was appointed in October 2017.  

As COO, Mr. Brune oversees all day-to-day operations of PHL and PNE, including landside and airside operations, security and maintenance of terminals and facilities, and capital development. He develops, monitors and implements an annual operational budget of $70 million, along with the annual capital program. Mr. Brune leverages industry expertise, best management practices and key business drivers for both short- and long-range planning with a focus on defining results. His primary objective is developing and maintaining partnerships and collaborative relations with stakeholders at PHL and PNE, as well as professional, positive working relationships with federal and state regulators.  

Mr. Brune joined the Division of Aviation in 1991 as an Airport Operations Officer. Throughout his more than 30-year tenure, he has held various positions, including Airport Operations Superintendent, Acting Facilities Maintenance Manager, Airport Operations Manager, and Deputy Director of Aviation- Operations and Facilities. 

Mr. Brune holds B.S. and Master of Aeronautical Science degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is an Accredited Airport Executive ("A.A.E") and accredited International Airport Professional (IAP). Additionally, Mr. Brune served 10 years with the United States Air Force and is a former adjunct instructor of aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Drexel University.


Mr. Brune serves on the USO of PA/NJ Advisory Board and currently serves on the Governor’s Aviation Advisory Committee.  He is Chair for the International Facilitation Sub-Committee (AAAE) and is a member of several additional committees for both American association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA).  Mr. Brune is also the past Vice President for the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania and past member of Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA). 

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