Newsmaker: Tracey Cox

Tom Fontaine
| Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Noteworthy: The Allegheny County Airport Authority this month honored Cox with an Employee Excellence Award.

Age: 53

Residence: Hopewell

Occupation: Cox has been a maintenance support assistant in the authority's airline services department for seven years.

Background: Cox helps respond to airline maintenance issues at Pittsburgh International Airport while also handling many administrative duties for the 80-employee department, including timekeeping, preparing work orders and serving as training coordinator. Prior to working for the airport authority, she was a Pittsburgh-based employee for American Airlines for almost 20 years, serving as an assistant to the local operation's general manager.

Education: Cox graduated from Quigley Catholic High School in Baden and received a certificate in secretarial science from the Bradford School in Pittsburgh.

Quote: “When I'm coming in each day, my head is buzzing with a zillion things. So I make a plan that has about 20 lists, and I try to get everything done. Of course, other business comes up and that dictates the course of the day.”

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