December, 2014

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission Announces New Appointment for Airport Director

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission Announces New Appointment for Airport Director

As the Airport Director, Lenss will plan, organize, and direct the operations, maintenance, and development of The Eastern Iowa Airport. He will also be responsible for community relations, air service development, fiscal oversight and strategic planning.

With a career spanning over 20 years in the airport industry, Lenss most recently served as the Executive Director of the Rochester International Airport in Rochester, MN, after a five year stint as the Airport Director at the Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, WI. Previous airports include Dane County Airport, Cheyenne Airport and Tulsa International.

“I’m honored to have been selected to lead the Eastern Iowa Airport,” said Lenss.  “I look forward to working with the Airport Commission, staff, and region as we continue to build upon the strong regional collaboration and success of the airport.”

“We are excited to welcome Marty and his family to town here in a few weeks,” said Josh Schamberger, Chairman of the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission.  “He will be a strong leader for both the CID team and our community.”

Lenss holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Airport Administration and Business Management from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota and has been a presenter at several industry seminars and conferences. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and has been extensively involved in the communities in which he has served. Lenss is also the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors.

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