Konstantinos ‘Gus’ Tsakos
Konstantinos ‘Gus’ Tsakos, Deputy Director of Internal Audit and Compliance
Philadelphia International Airport | Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Konstantinos ‘Gus’ Tsakos joined the Airport team as the Deputy Director of Internal Audit and Compliance in November 2022 bringing over 30 years of government auditing, accounting, and oversight experience to the Department of Aviation. He oversees the Airport’s Audit Unit and is responsible for developing and implementing an effective internal audit function that provides objective assurance and internal consulting services designed to add value and improve airport operations. In addition, Mr. Tsakos leads a team of auditors responsible for annually complying with federal mandated audit requirements, ensuring vendor and concessionaire contract compliance, conducting internal control reviews of airport operations, and coordinating responses to financial statement and Single Audit opinion audits.
Prior to joining the PHL team, Mr. Tsakos was Deputy Executive Director at the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (“PICA”), a state oversight agency for the City of Philadelphia, responsible for reviewing and considering the City’s annual five year financial and strategic plan. Before joining PICA, he served briefly as Deputy Director for Finance for the Division of Aviation. He began his professional career in the City of Philadelphia’s Office of the Controller where he rose to Audit Director and was responsible for leading and conducting numerous financial statement opinion audits, compliance audits, performance audits and departmental audits on both the City of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia, as well as the opinion on the City’s Five-Year Financial Plan.
Mr. Tsakos received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a major in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the Mid-Atlantic Inter-Governmental Audit Forum (MAIAF). He currently serves as the Chairman and Local Representative of the MAIAF.