Airport Development Director ReturnsPosted: Updated:
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has named Patrick Dooley director of airport development. He most recently served as director of business development and key accounts for Travelex Currency Services Inc. North America. March 10, 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announced today that Patrick Dooley will return as Director of Airport Development. In October of 2013, Dooley accepted a position with Travelex as Director of Business Development and Key Accounts, North America. After careful consideration, Dooley decided that he wanted to be back in Fort Wayne and worked with the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. to reinstate his position as it remained unfilled at the time. He will officially resume his duties on March 10.
Dooley will be stationed at both the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Airport Authority's offices to best serve the airport and economic development needs of the community.
"Patrick Dooley will return with an excellent mix of airport and economic development knowledge and experience to this position," added John Urbahns, Executive Vice President of Economic Development for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. "We are looking forward to having an employee that can hit the ground running and we welcome him back to our staff."
Dooley's recent professional background included 10 years with the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), where he served as airport director, vice president of business development, director of marketing and director of retail. Prior to serving at IND, Dooley was director of economic development and special events for Indianapolis Downtown Inc. Dooley is also part of the 2012 Super Bowl Legacy Leadership Committee as co‐chair of economic development.
"We are pleased that Patrick is returning to the position of Director of Airport Development," stated Scott Hinderman, Executive Director for the Fort Wayne‐Allen County Airport Authority. "It is testament to the community's ability to attract and retain talent."
"I am very pleased to be back in Fort Wayne," stated Patrick Dooley. "This position truly allows me to do what I love, with coworkers that I value, in a community that has been nothing but welcoming to me for the second time."
About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the new organization that unifies the Fort Wayne‐Allen County Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, serving as a single point of contact for economic growth in Greater Fort Wayne. Together, we're growing a more prosperous, vibrant community in Greater Fort Wayne. To learn more about Greater Fort Wayne Inc.,visit www.GreaterFortWayneInc.com.
About Fort Wayne - Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne‐Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA's inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA's commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne‐Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.
Source: Greater Fort Wayne Inc.