Deborah Ale Flint was inducted into the Non-Traditional Careers Category in 2014.
Deborah Ale Flint is Aviation Director at the Port of Oakland, which means she runs business development and operations at Oakland International Airport. Deborah has helped guide the airport to new levels of success - with the highest number of non-stop destinations in its history, and growing its 10 million annual passengers. She has attracted business and government investment for new international cargo and corporate jet facilities. One of only a few women leading a major metropolitan airport, Deborah has shown tenacity in guiding Oakland Airport through challenging times including the recent recession. She has led the airport through major projects such as the BART Airport connector, upgrades of Terminals 1 and 2, and airfield improvements that will keep the airport competitive for decades to come.