Mark VanLoh, A.A.E., has been named CEO for Tulsa
International and R.L. Jones Jr. airports by the Tulsa Airports
Improvement Trust, effective Feb. 13. VanLoh most recently
served as aviation department director at Kansas City
International. … Maria Sheridan, A.A.E., senior director,
government affairs and business development, Morristown
(New Jersey) Municipal Airport, has been named one of
2017’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ magazine.
Sheridan is vice president of the Northeast Chapter-AAAE.
The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors
New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business who have
been making headlines in their field and share a commitment
to professional excellence to their community and to the
advocacy of women, according to the announcement. …
Joseph Nardone, C.M., has been appointed CEO of the
Wayne County Airport Authority, which operates Detroit
Metro and Willow Run airports. Previously, Nardone served
as the authority’s vice president of business development
and real estate for nearly two years before being named
interim CEO. … Brian Leuck has been named interim
vice president and airport manager for Washington Dulles
International Airport. Leuck succeeds Chris Browne,
A.A.E., who retired Feb. 3 to become deputy director of the
Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.
A nationwide search for Browne’s permanent successor
is underway, the airport said. … Retired Air Force Gen.
Russell Handy was named aviation director for the San
Antonio International Airport System, made up of San
Antonio International and Stinson Municipal airports, effective
Jan. 9. His top priorities will include increasing air service at
San Antonio International, enhancing customer experience
and overseeing major construction projects, according
to an announcement. … Hal Bostic, C.A.E., president
of the Southwest Chapter-AAAE in 2002-2003, died Dec.
31. He served in key positions at Santa Maria (California),
Sacramento and Reno airports before retiring to Montana. …
Lisa Cheung, LEED GA, has been promoted from airport
planner for Passero Associates to senior airport planner in
the aviation services department. Matthew Singletary,
P.E., has been promoted from project engineer for Passero
to project manager in the aviation department. … HMMH
named Katherine Preston a principal consultant in its
aviation group. She will be instrumental in providing support
to the firm’s aviation and climate and energy markets. …
The Walsh Group named Thomas Haag national director
of aviation. Haag will lead the Walsh Aviation Center of
Excellence and be responsible for expanding the company’s
aviation brand across the United States.
A GREAT PLACE TO START A RIDE
Since 2013, the St. Louis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cycle-For-Life bike ride and fundraiser has been held at
Smartt Field. Bicyclists ride 25-, 50- and 100-mile routes
throughout St. Charles County, starting and finishing at
the airport. In 2016, more than 225 participants raised
approximately $132,000 for the charity.
Dennis Wiss, A.A.E., is director of St. Charles County Smartt Airport.
He may be reached at email@example.com.