updated: 5/24/2012 1:04:19 PM
The Indianapolis Airport Authority has cut three executive positions in an effort to make the corporate structure more efficient. The changes follow a recent parting of the ways with former airport Chief Executive Officer John Clark.
The cuts include Senior Director of Business Development Mark Hedegard, Controller Mark Kratky and Chief Communications Officer Patzetta Trice.
The moves are part of a reorganization being carried out by interim CEO Robert Duncan.
Text of Message to Airport Employees
Beginning with the leadership changes announced in March, the IAA has been evaluating its organizational structure to ensure it is best positioned to support our long-term success. A key part of this process was ensuring that our organizational structure was efficient and supported our goal of reducing bureaucracy and refocusing on our core aviation mission.
As a result, several changes in titles, reporting structure, and departmental leadership are effective today. Among these are title changes and reductions in senior-level personnel.
“Chief executive” titles have been eliminated. Mike Medvescek and Marsha Stone will continue to lead operations and finance, respectively, and will report to me but now hold the titles of senior director of operations and senior director of finance, respectively. Joe Heerens continues to lead the legal team and report to me; his title is now general counsel.
Some functions formerly under the chief communications officer have been reassigned among human resources and a newly structured commercial enterprise department. This department will have oversight of air service development; parking; properties; concessions and retail; business development; and marketing and public relations. This department will report to the executive director of the airport.
With these changes, the chief communications officer, senior director of business development, and the controller are no longer positions within the IAA organization.
When the search for the new airport executive director is completed, I will report to that position under the title of deputy director.
Many challenges face the aviation industry, in particular the airlines, which are our most important business partners. We must focus more than ever on running a safe, reliable airport that maintains the efficiency and excellence needed to attract and maintain the air service that is so vital to our region. You are part of a great team that is dedicated to that mission, and your contributions will be more important than ever as we work together moving forward.
Thank you for all of your efforts. If you have additional questions about our organizational structure, please contact James Keough, director of human resources.
Bob Duncan, interim executive director
Source: Indianapolis Airport Authority