Sarah Marquez

Senior Vice President Airport Operations, Denver International Airport

Sarah Marquez

Senior Vice President Airport Operations, Denver International Airport

Biography

Sarah Marquez serves as the Senior Vice President of Airport Operations at Denver International Airport (DEN), bringing over a decade of experience in leading multifaceted teams as an Airport Operator. Throughout her career, Sarah has been recognized for her effective leadership and success in driving performance and fostering collaboration with stakeholders.

In her role at DEN, Sarah’s responsibilities span a comprehensive range of areas including Airfield Operations, Terminal Operations, Ramp Tower Control, Emergency Management & Preparedness, Communications Center, Airport Security, and Airport Operations Services. The latter oversees more than 35 Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contracts, encompassing Janitorial services, Baggage Handling, Conveyances, and the Automated People Mover. A significant focus of her strategic efforts is to prepare the airport to accommodate 100 million annual passengers in the next several years.  She currently manages an annual budget of $151 million.

Before joining DEN, Sarah led the Operations and Security Divisions at Key West International and Marathon Airports in the Florida Keys. There, she played a pivotal role in shaping the Operations & Security departments and expanding air service to serve one million passengers annually. Her tenure included overseeing several large-scale construction projects, including airfield and terminal expansions, and an expanded Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facility.

Sarah began her career in Airport Operations at Burlington International Airport in Burlington, Vermont, and briefly worked as an FAA Air Traffic Controller. She holds a Bachelor of Aviation Science from Daniel Webster College and various professional certifications, to include Airports Council International’s International Airport Professional Degree (IAP). Beyond her professional achievements, she is a licensed pilot, which marks the beginning of her deep-rooted passion for aviation.