Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.
Chris Minner
Vice President of Marketing
Tampa International Airport

In his role as Vice President of Marketing, Chris is responsible for the air service development, airline real estate, commercial real estate, advertising, marketing, and consumer research activities of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.

Since joining the team in March 2011, Chris has introduced ongoing quarterly surveys to compare TPA’s customer satisfaction encompassing 36 dimensions with other airports around the world. Chris galvanized the support of the community to recruit new service to Zurich, Switzerland and has overseen the launch of flights to Cuba, San Juan, and several other key domestic markets.

Chris is a seventeen-year aviation industry veteran. Prior to joining the Tampa International Airport, Chris spent three years as Assistant Vice President, Air Service Development for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with responsibility for passenger and cargo network development in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. He joined DFW from his position as the Manager of Oakland International Airport’s Aviation Marketing and Communications Department.

Mr. Minner received his bachelor’s in economics from California State University and completed studies at the University of California at Berkeley and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has served as Vice President of the Airport Area Business Association and on industry leadership committees with Airports Council International. Chris is married to his wife Andrea and has two sons, Michael and Ernie.