Fort Wayne International Airport
Airport Authority

Board of Directors

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.

Board Members

Michael S. Gouloff

Michael S. Gouloff


Reappointed by Mayor in 2014
Richard B. Sturges, Jr.

Richard B. Sturges, Jr.

Vice President

Reappointed by Mayor in 2015
Timothy J. Haffner

Timothy J. Haffner


Reappointed by Commissioners in 2016
Jerome F. Henry, Jr.

Jerome F. Henry, Jr.

Board Member

Reappointed by Mayor in 2016
Benjamin T. Johnston

Benjamin T. Johnston

Board Member

Reappointed by Commissioners in 2015
Cornelius B. Hayes

Cornelius B. Hayes

Board Member

Reappointed by Commissioners in 2014

Airport Authority Management

Title Name
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.
Controller Ron Portis, C.P.A.
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 Stu Oberley
Air Service & Marketing Manager Rebecca Neild
Purchasing Manager Laura Hakes
Customer Service & Safety Supervisor Enoch Paul, C.M.