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Gary/Chicago Intl. Airport Promotes Hayden to Executive Director

Gary/Chicago Intl. Airport Promotes Hayden to Executive Director

Gary/Chicago International Airport has a new leader. Col. Duane Hayden has been named executive director. He spent the last year as the airport's chief operating officer and interim airport manager.  

Curless Named Manager of Crawfordsville Airport

Curless Named Manager of Crawfordsville Airport

Lori Curless has been named manager of the Crawfordsville Municipal Airport. She most recently served as manager of the Indy South Greenwood Airport and succeeds Bill Cramer, who is stepping down to pursue new interests. Cramer led the airport for the past eight years, which included the transition of management from Red Top Aviation to the city of Crawfordsville in 2015.

Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Names Manager

Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Names Manager

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority has named Rebecca Neild air service and marketing manager. She has worked in the marketing industry for the past five years. In her new role, Neild will be leading the marketing department and will take on Air Service development initiatives.

Indy Executive Airport Names First Director

Indy Executive Airport Names First Director

The Hamilton County Airport Authority has named Brad Cozza the first full-time director of Indianapolis Executive Airport. He currently serves as airport manager for the Jasper County Airport in Rensselaer.

Comlux Promotes Dubant to Executive VP

Comlux Promotes Dubant to Executive VP

Comlux The Aviation Group has appointed Frederic Dubant as executive vice president of commercial for its Comlux Group unit. He was previously senior vice president contracts & legal.

Saint Joseph County Airport Authority Names Director

Saint Joseph County Airport Authority Names Director

The St. Joseph County Airport Authority has picked Brock Zeeb as director of administration and finance at South Bend International Airport. Zeeb was previously director of economic resources for the City of South Bend.

Bowmar Adds Two New Directors

Bowmar Adds Two New Directors

Todd Stephenson and Morrie Sanderson have joined Fort Wayne-based Bowmar LLC's board of directors. Stephenson retired from Lincoln Financial Group as vice president of corporate development. Sanderson is currently chairman of Hylant of Indiana LLC.

Fort Wayne Aero Center Names GM

Fort Wayne Aero Center Names GM

Jeff Van Slyke has ben named general manager of the new Fort Wayne Aero Center at Fort Wayne International Airport. He most recently served as the training/HSE supervisor for Air Service International Group at Dallas Love Field Airport.