January, 2016

Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County Announces New Assistant Dir. Aviation & Ops

Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County Announces New Assistant Dir. Aviation & Ops

In his new role, Carley will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the overall operational aspects of the Quad City International Airport.

In his last position, Carley served as the Director for Ohio University Airport, a position he held since 2004. He oversaw daily operations and developed the master planning and capital improvement program initiatives for the airport. Prior to that, he worked at Rickenbacker International Airport for twelve years, holding several positions including Operations Director and Interim Airport Director.

"We are very excited to have Ken on our team at the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County,” said Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation. “He brings diversified experience from his many years at Rickenbacker International Airport and Ohio University. I look forward to working with him in developing a strategic plan for the future and promoting continued growth of Quad City International Airport.”

 “It’s an honor to be chosen for this position,” said Carley.  “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with Bruce Carter and the rest of the MLI team. I look forward to making many positive contributions and collaborating with all of the stakeholders to advance the airport’s interests.”

Carley is an accredited airport executive who holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University with a course concentration in aviation management.

Carley and his wife Shannon have two children.

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