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 her staff of 80 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

Frank S. Ioppolo, Jr. Esq,

Tim M. Slattery
Vice Chairman

Jennifer T. Dane, Esq.

Tom Green
Board Director

William R. Miller
Board Director

Clyde H. Robertson, Jr.
Board Director

Clayton D. Simmons, Esq.
Board Director

Stephen P. Smith
Board Director

A.K. Shoemaker
Chairman Emeritus

Kenneth Wright
General Counsel

Brett Renton
Deputy General Counsel

Henry Bowlin
Board Director
Airport Authority Staff                      407-585-4000

Diane H. Crews, A.A.E.
President and CEO

George D. Speake, C.M.
Executive Vice President & COO Airport Security Coordinator

Don Poore, PMP
Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Crocker
Director of Information

Al Nygren
Property Manager

Tom Fuehrer
Chief of Police

ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide Staff                        407-585-4500

Larry D. Gouldthorpe, A.A.E., President
R. Keith Robinson, Vice President, Director of Finance
David W. Logan, Director of Operations and Maintenance
Michael D. Damico
, ISS Manager
Michael J. Caires, Public Relations Manager
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