Barry Brown Joins the Naples Airport Authority as the New Director of Operations and Maintenance

January 24, 2022

NAPLES, FL – The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) is pleased to welcome Barry Brown as the new Director of Operations and Maintenance. Brown will oversee staff responsible for airport operations, emergency planning, maintenance and security activities.

For the past 10 years, Mr. Brown has served in high level operations and maintenance roles at U.S. airports that offer commercial and general aviation services. He most recently served as Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance at the Portland International Jetport in Maine and has also held management roles at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport.

“Barry’s background at airports across the U.S. is well suited to support our airport customers and the Naples community,” said Justin Lobb, Deputy Director of Aviation for the Naples Airport Authority. “His expertise will allow us to continue to achieve the airport’s goal of providing a safe, modern and efficient airport.”

Mr. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Auburn University. He is an FAA-certified private pilot with an instrument pilot rating and is a certified employee and certified member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Having joined the NAA on January 10, Mr. Brown and his family are thrilled to begin the new year in Southwest Florida, where his family originates from. He began his airport management career at Southwest Florida International Airport, and his wife is a native of Naples.

“I’m excited to return to Southwest Florida,” Mr. Brown commented. “The Naples Airport Authority is a world- class airport with an amazing team. Given their high standards and reputation for service, I am happy to become part of the Naples Airport family.”

Credit: Naples Airport Authority

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