Sanford Airport Authority
The Sanford Airport Authority is comprised of nine members appointed by the Sanford City Commission. The Authority elects its own chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer. The airport is operated by the President/CEO, who is appointed by the Authority, and his staff of 50 full-time employees.
It is the mission of the Sanford Airport Authority to operate, maintain, improve, expand and professionally manage the Orlando Sanford Airport for the convenience and benefit of the air traveling public and economic development of the Central Florida community.
In furtherance of this mission, the Authority shall seek both aviation and non-aviation business and industry to utilize the land, services and facilities located at the airport, and shall manage the airport resources in a prudent, lawful, community-conscious and fiscally responsible manner.
Airport Authority Members
Tom Ball, Chairman
Frank S. Ioppolo, Jr., Esq, Vice Chairman
Tim M. Slattery, Secretary/Treasurer
Jennifer T. Dane, Esq., Board Member
Whitey Eckstein, Board Member
U. Henry Bowlin, Board Member
William R. Miller, Board Member
Clayton D. Simmons, Esq., Board Member
Stephen P. Smith, Board Member
A.K. Shoemaker, Chairman Emeritus
Kenneth W. Wright, Counsel
Airport Authority Staff 407-585-4000
Larry A. Dale, C.M., President and CEO, Commander - Airport Police Dept.
Diane Crews, C.M., Vice President, Finance and Administration
George Speake, C.M., Vice President, Operations & Maintenance
Frank Liberatore, Construction Manager
Orlando Sanford International Airport benefits from a unique blend of local government and private investment that makes for a very customer focused airport. SFB is operated through a public/private partnership between the Sanford Airport Authority and Airports Worldwide. Airports Worldwide has been contracted by the Sanford Airport Authority to manage both the international and domestic terminals, develop additional air service, and provide ground handling and cargo services. This public/private partnership has created service benefits for SFB airline customers and passengers.
Airports Worldwide Staff 407-585-4500
|Larry D. Gouldthorpe, A.A.E.- President
R. Keith Robinson - Vice President, Director of Finance
Gregory A. Dull - Vice President, Director of Marketing
David W. Logan - Director of Operations and Maintenance
Michael D. Damico - ISS Manager
Michael J. Caires - Public Relations Manager
About Airports Worldwide
Airports Worldwide is a privately-held, multi-national company with a proven track record of successful investment, development and operation of airports. The company’s operations span the globe, with headquarters in Houston, an office in the Philippines and operations in the United States, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Northern Ireland and Sweden.
It brings together the operational DNA and technical resources of the Houston Airport System (HAS), the fourth largest airport system in the U.S. and sixth largest in the world, serving more than 35 million passengers annually, and the financial strength of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System ("OMERS"), one of Canada's largest pension plans. For more information click here
About OMERS Strategic Investments
Airports Worldwide is majority owned by OMERS through OMERS Strategic Investments (“OSI”). As the pension plan’s strategic investment arm, OSI builds "first mover" operating and investment platforms. It develops long-term direct relationships and capital partnerships (co-invest and capital raise) globally to invest in new sectors and new markets, and to provide investment opportunities for the benefit of the core investment activities of the pension plan. Additional information can be found at www.omers.com.