July, 2017

Telluride Regional Airport Authority Announces Airport/FBO Manager

Telluride Regional Airport Authority Announces Airport/FBO Manager

Mr. Maenpa brings more than 20 years of airport management experience at Colorado’s two largest, general aviation reliever airports and two Colorado ski-country airports. For the past three years, he served as Practice Group Leader/Operational Sales – Engineering and Planning for Jacobs Engineering Group – Aviation. Prior to that, he was Airport Director/County Executive Leadership for Jefferson County’s Rocky Mountain Metro Airport for 11 years.

“The Telluride Airport is the highest commercial airport in the United States and is located at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. We needed to find a unique individual with experience managing an airport with extreme winter conditions, commercial airline service and a fixed base operation that serves a high-end clientele.  We were lucky to find Kenny in our own backyard. We gave ADK a challenging assignment and we cannot thank Linda Frankl enough for her relentless and dedicated effort to find us the right Airport manager.”

Mr. Maenpa has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Science from Metropolitan State University. He is a Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives. He served as the Vice Chair of the Colorado Aeronautical Board (2012-2014) and President of the Colorado Airport Operators Association.

“I am delighted the Airport Authority selected me as the new Airport/FBO Manager at a world class destination in Telluride, Colorado,” said Mr. Maenpa. “I look forward to working with TRAA as the new leader.”

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