Joel Martinez is the Director of Aviation for the City of Waco and has over 20 years of experience in airport management. Prior to assuming his position in December 2008, he served at the Del Rio International Airport from 2002 - 2008, first as the Assistant Airport Director and later, as the Airport Director.
In the spring of 2014 Joel began teaching Aviation Management for the Institute for Air Science and supporting an internship program at Baylor University’s Aviation Sciences Department. He continues teaching Aviation Management each spring and has now added Airport Management to his fall teaching schedule.
Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University and certifications in Part 139 compliance, airport security, and fuel quality control. He is married to his wife Priscilla for over 20 years and is the father of six children.