November, 2016

Jeff Mulder Named Executive Director of Southwest Florida International Airport

Jeff Mulder Named Executive Director  of Southwest Florida International Airport

Mulder comes to the Lee County Port Authority with a 28-year career in airport operations, marketing, development and administration. For the past 11 years, he served as the director of airports in Tulsa, Okla., which encompasses a three-airport system. From 2009 to 2013, Mulder also served as the director of transportation for the city of Tulsa. Prior to that, he worked in Appleton, Wis., Evansville, Ind., Milwaukee and New Orleans. 

“After an extensive national search, we believe Jeff Mulder is an excellent choice to direct the administration and oversee operations at both our airports, as well as provide the leadership and vision necessary to take us into the future,” said Frank Mann, chair of the Board of Port Commissioners. 

“I look forward to joining the Lee County Port Authority and working with the Board of Port Commissioners, employees and business partners at Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, as well as community and regional leaders to continue the outstanding record of success the airports have demonstrated throughout the years,” said Mulder.

Mulder has a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science in aviation technology and operations from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. He is an accredited airport executive (A.A.E.), recently served as the national chair for the American Association of Airport Executives and was named the 2016 Airport Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News. He also holds a commercial pilot license and is a certified flight instructor.

Source: Lee County Port Authority NOV 3, 2016

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