The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority is the owner and operator of the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. It is governed by a six-member Board of Trustees, in which members are appointed to four-year terms by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. The Board has ultimate financial and policy making responsibility for the Airport Authority. Board members serve as volunteers and receive no payment for their time.
Airport Authority Board Meetings
For a complete list of board meetings with links to agendas and minutes, visit our Board Meetings page.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be at:
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
Terminal Building Suite 209 (elevator across from Delta ticket counter)
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
The Airport Authority Board operates under a published set of bylaws. Click here for a copy.
Richard B. Sturges, Jr.
Board PresidentReappointed by Mayor in 2015
Benjamin T. Johnston
Vice PresidentReappointed by Commissioners in 2015
Timothy J. Haffner
SecretaryReappointed by Commissioners in 2016
Jerome F. Henry, Jr.
Board MemberReappointed by Mayor in 2016
Cornelius B. Hayes
Board MemberReappointed by Commissioners in 2018
Gregg S. Sengstack
Board MemberAppointed by Mayor in 2018
Airport Authority Management
|Executive Director of Airports||Scott Hinderman, A.A.E.|
|Director of Operations & Facilities||Joe Marana, A.A.E.|
|Director of Administration & Finance||Robin Strasser, C.P.A.|
|Finance Manager||Doug Robertson|
|Public Safety Manager||Stan Klepper, Chief Officer of PSD|
|Operations Manager||Katie Scherer, C.M. ACE|
|Operations Supervisor||Ryan Bauer, C.M.|
|Information Technology Manager||Bobby Panaretos|
|Maintenance Manager||Gary Fry|
|Air Service & Marketing Manager||Rebecca Neild|
|Purchasing Manager||Laura Hakes|
|Customer Service & Safety Supervisor||Enoch Paul, C.M.|