Jose Saavedra

Airport Director

(207) 992-4600 | [email protected]

Jose F. Saavedra is Airport Director of Bangor International Airport (BGR) in Bangor, Maine. Jose has carved his path through the aviation industry, holding different roles at airports and other sectors adjacent to the industry, including positions at Midland International Air & Space Port and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Most recently, Jose led the innovation efforts for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in Alexandria, Virginia, as Director of Industry Programs. In this capacity, Jose coordinated the efforts of leading airports and industry leaders to implement solutions aimed at improving passenger experience. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Airport Management from the University of North Dakota, and a Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University in Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Beyond the confines of the aviation world, Jose enjoys traveling, hiking, reading non-fiction, cooking, and much more. Nestled in Bangor, he shares his home with his loyal companion, Higbee, a Dalmatian with a heroic past as a former fire dog.