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Melbourne International Airport Director Aligns Management Structure with Anticipated Growth

4/24/2015  |  Melbourne, FL

MELBOURNE, Fla. (April 24, 2015) — Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Executive Director Greg Donovan, AAE, announced a re-alignment of airport staff responsibilities including the promotion of key airport management positions.  “We are fortunate to have the highest caliber of airport managers already in house.  It’s time to elevate them and to broaden the scope of their duties to reflect the airport’s current and anticipated growth in air service, safety needs, capital development and international tenant relations.” 

Donovan was recruited last year to lead the international airport which provides daily service from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.  Past president of the Florida Airports Council, he brings in-depth airport operations experience including Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) which handles 11 million passengers annually and as executive director of Pensacola International Airport (PNS), serving 1.5 million passengers.  Under Donovan’s leadership, MLB has enjoyed double-digit passenger increases for first quarter 2015, with the goal of 500,000 passengers in the coming year.  The Melbourne Airport Authority unanimously approved Donovan’s plan at its April 22nd meeting.

Melbourne International Airport is the closest airport to Port Canaveral and within an hour’s drive of Orlando’s world-class attractions.  The airport is engaged in a capital improvements program exceeding $70 million, which includes refurbishment of the main terminal, replacing the air traffic control tower, resurfacing of one of its three runways and other major construction initiatives.

Management included in the re-alignment:

·         Marilyn Hively, CGFO, Senior Director of Finance and Administration

·         Cliff Graham, Director of Operations and Maintenance

·         Jack Schluckebier, Ph.D., Senior Director of Business Development

·         Pat Howlett, Executive Office Manager

·         Richard Cloutier, AAE, Senior Director of Capital Improvements

·         Police Chief Michael Brewer, Public Safety Director

·         Melissa Naughton, Assistant Director of Business Development

About Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne International Airport is located on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida and boasts tenants such as aviation giants Harris Corp., Embraer, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins.  About an hour from Orlando, it is the closest airport to Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center/NASA and the surfing capital of Cocoa Beach.  Currently served by Delta Air Lines, US Airways/American Airlines, Baer Air and Elite Airways, the facility features three runways, a 200,000 square-foot terminal, a 40,000 square-foot fully-outfitted customs facility and is part of FTZ #136.  For more information, visit www.MLBair.com.

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