Aviation Staff


Roger Venables

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Aviation Systems Director

Roger Venables is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with 34 years of experience in government administration.  Prior to his interim appointment in September of this year as Aviation Director for the City of Fort Worth he served as Assistant Director of Property Management responsible for the acquisition, leasing and sale of the city’s real property assets, mineral management, and utility administration.  He served as Co-Chair for Fort Worth’s 2018 Bond Program Prioritization Committee and Chair of the 2022 Bond Program Prioritization Committee. 

Prior to coming to the City of Fort Worth in 2016, Roger served as Assistant Director of Community Development and Planning for the City of Arlington overseeing building permits and inspections, building plan review, zoning administration, and health inspections.




Aaron Barth

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Assistant Aviation System Director

Aaron Barth has been in the aviation industry since 1996 when he enrolled in flight school.

After flight instruction, Barth worked as a corporate pilot, accumulating 4,600 flight hours in Beechjets and King Air 90s and 350s.

In 2007, Barth received an airport administration opportunity at a reliever airport in Tulsa, Okla. – Claremore Regional Airport – before becoming airport manager at Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport, also in Oklahoma.

Barth was hired as Spinks Airport manager in December 2009, and was promoted to assistant Aviation director in 2015.


  • Bachelor of Science – Spartan College of Aeronautics

Joe Hammond, A.A.E.



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Assistant Aviation System Director

Joe Hammond began his professional aviation career with the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority (Centennial Airport) where he spent time in both the Operations and Planning and Development divisions.

Hammond is an accredited airport executive, a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and a private pilot

In 2012, Hammond joined the City of Fort Worth Aviation Department as an Airport Operations Officer at City of Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, before being promoted to Airport Supervisor at Meacham International Airport in 2016. Hammond was promoted to Assistant Director of Aviation in 2019.


Affiliations & Activities

  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Texas Airports Council
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments – Air Transportation Advisory Committee


  • Bachelor of Science (Aviation Management) – Indiana State University
  • Master of Science (Aeronautics)– Embry-Riddle Aeronautical university

Contact Joe Hammond at Joe.Hammond@fortworthtexas.gov