Cain to Lead Airport Community Relations

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A news industry veteran has been announced as the new director of public affairs for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Angela Cain most recently served as community affairs director at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. January 26, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Angela Cain as its new director of public affairs. With 30 years of television journalism and management experience, Cain has had a distinguished career as a versatile and multitalented communications, media relations and public relations professional.

“We are delighted to welcome Angela Cain to the Indianapolis Airport Authority,” said IAA Board President Michael Wells. “Our relationship with the community is crucial and I can’t think of a better person to represent us than Angela. Her accomplishments and decades of experience give me confidence that she will not only strengthen our team but will also help drive our success in all areas of communications and outreach."

Cain has written and produced thousands of stories throughout her career, which has included stints as news anchor and health reporter at KXAS-TV in Dallas and, most recently, community affairs director at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. At WTHR, she promoted, planned and led all of the station’s community service campaigns year-round, including “Coats for Kids,” “Race for the Cure” and the “United Christmas Service.” Cain also produced, wrote and hosted television specials, community segments and news stories that gained national, regional and local honors.

"We’re thrilled to have Angela on our team and look forward to her leadership in strengthening our bond with the community we serve," said Mario Rodriguez, executive director at the IAA. "Angela will help deliver our promise of transparency and community involvement."

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me, as I transition out of broadcast media and watch new doors open with the airport’s role in supporting the Central Indiana region, its people and business community. The Indianapolis International Airport is a jewel in our city - a world-class gateway into Central Indiana, introducing or welcoming people into this great community every day," Cain says. "It has also been named the Best Airport in North America for two consecutive years. I look forward to sharing IAA’s story of quality and service and the stories of guests who visit this fantastic airport. And I am excited to help expand the IAA’s community connections and community service."

Cain's community affairs reporting won a national award from the American Women in Radio and Television, four regional Emmys, and more than a dozen awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association for community campaigns, news series, and television specials with great impact. Cain was also the first broadcaster to receive the national HopeLine award, from Verizon Wireless, for shattering the silence on domestic abuse. Cain has won countless community awards as well for her personal involvement in community initiatives, including serving as a keynote speaker and emcee for dozens of community, agency and business events. She also has helped raise millions of dollars for various nonprofit agencies through community service campaigns over the years.

About the Indianapolis Airport Authority

The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in 2010, 2012 and 2013 in Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality awards. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus, and it has won additional recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.

IND generates an annual economic impact in Central Indiana of more than $4.5 billion without relying on state or local taxes to fund its operations. About 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year, and averages 135 daily flights to 37 nonstop destinations. Home of the world's second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation’s eighth-largest cargo facility, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service.

For more information, visit IND’s Facebook page at Indianapolis International Airport and Twitter page at @INDairport.

Source: The Indianapolis Airport Authority