staffheadshot6_200x160Joy L. Harris

[Executive Vice President – Operations]

Airport Concessions, Inc.

[Profile and Value]

Ms. Harris possesses a diverse background with and knowledge of Airport Concessions, Inc. She began with the company as a sales associate in the mid 1980’s and returned to ACI in 1999 to serve as an accounting clerk. As Ms. Harris has held many key positions with the company, the depth of her knowledge on the operations of the company is an essential asset to ACI’s continuing success.

[Airport Concessions, Inc. Denver, CO]

Executive Vice President – Operations (2009-2012) Since Ms. Harris’ promotion to Vice President of Operations, she has overseen ACI’s Denver, Dallas and Medford business development and operations to include 9 locations with multiple employees and supervisory staff. Her job duties have included determining store policies & procedures, training of Managers, establishing pricing strategies, and refining merchandise presentation. Ms. Harris has also developed & identified store expansion plans, managed property and lease acquisitions, and overseen contract negotiations. Sales have increased due to Ms. Harris’ creation and fostering of an entrepreneurial environment within the retail store operations team. Ms. Harris has director on the Board of Airport Concessions and advises them on business operations. Ms. Harris ensures that relations with airports, vendors and personnel are positive.

[Airport Concessions, Inc. Denver, CO]

General Manager/Accounting Clerk (1999-2009) Through Ms. Harris’ leadership, the dance company, WRH ‘Between Lines’, has emerged as one of the most original and innovative voices in Southern California. “Between Lines” has garnered nominations for Choreography awards. She is dedicated to the continuous creative development of leadership along with the Arts in America. Ms. Harris teaches workshops in the public school system from middle school through college levels. Ms. Harris continues to create art and understands the importance of art and outreach to assist in the development and growth of the local community at large.

[Tyson Foods, Seattle, WA]

Cost Accounting Clerk (1995 -1997) In this position, Ms. Harris was responsible for processing invoices and checks, accounts payable, and general accounting duties.

[CMTS, Inc., Denver, CO]

Accounting Clerk (1990-1995) Complete accounts payable and receivable duties for a construction firm. Ms. Harris’ duties included accounts payable, matching invoices to purchase orders, processing the invoices, entering the information in the accounting system, and processing the checks. Her duties also included payroll; Ms. Harris verified work hours, tracked vacation and sick time, and confirmed all deductions to include taxes and 401K.

[Executive Highlights & Experience]

  • Denver International Airport 4 Connections MadeEZ– Newsstand Stores 2 Gifts in Flight – Gift Stores
  • Dallas International Airport 2 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shops
  • Rogue Valley International Airport- Medford, OR 2 Connections MadeEZ – Newsstand Stores


Metro State College Business Harvard Business School Executive Education Certificate Family Business Operations: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012

Executive leadership program MSEC 2012

Developed skills in team building, communication, project planning, Cultural Awareness, Training tools


  • AMAC-Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • ACI-Airports Council International
  • Co-chair-Denver Marching Knights
  • Director-Blackhawks Youth Organization
  • Member-Epworth Church Choir
  • Member-Gospel Music Workshop of America, Denver Chapter
  • Board of Director Five Points Business District
  • Active volunteer-Epworth Foundation, which provides outreach for families and high risk youth