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General Session

Thursday, January 17

3:00 pm

Thoroughbred 1-3

Panel: Kentucky Commercial Service Airports:

Launching the Commonwealth to New Heights

Dan Mann

Executive Director

Louisville Regional Airport Authority

Dan Mann, A.A.E., is the Executive Director of Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Dan also served as the Executive Director for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia, SC; Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, IA; and Natrona County International Airport in Casper, WY.  

As a long-time leader in aviation organizations, Dan served on the Board of Examiners for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Board of the Iowa Public Airports Association, was the state representative for the Great Lakes Chapter of AAAE, and is past President of both the Northwest Chapter of AAAE and the Wyoming Airport Operators Association.

From 1987 to 1992, Dan served in the United States Air Force, where he held the rank of Captain and was a B-52 Navigator. Dan also served in the OH Air National Guard from 1983 – 1987 and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Dan graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He is also an Accredited Airport Executive through the American Association of Airport Executives and has his Private Pilot Certification.  He has received numerous awards to include 40 Under 40 in the State of Wyoming; the Small Business Advocate of the Year; ACI-NA Small Hub Winner for Airport Inclusion; Airline Pilots Association Airport Safety Award; Military Advocate of the Year; and 50 Most Influential People by Columbia Business Monthly.