The City of Dayton Names Daniel Zenk, C.M., Deputy Director of Aviation

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September 13, 2023

DAYTON, OH – The City of Dayton has named Daniel Zenk, C.M., Deputy Director of Aviation to manage the operations of Dayton International Airport (DAY). In this role, Mr. Zenk will be a member of the Airport’s Executive Leadership Team. He will begin his new position on September 18, 2023.

Mr. Zenk has 20 years in airport operations management, airline and stakeholder relations and project oversight, according to the City of Dayton. He previously served as the chief operations officer at Syracuse Hancock International Airport and worked in management and supervisory roles at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Bellingham International Airport, Oakland International Airport and San José International Airport.

Mr. Zenk’s responsibilities include airport planning, operations and public safety.

“I’m very excited to join the leadership team at DAY,” said Mr. Zenk. “With the many challenges facing the airport today and into the future, it will be great to be part of such an experienced team and to contribute to the airport’s success.” 

Mr. Zenk received his bachelor’s degree in Aviation Operations from San José State University. He went on to receive his master of business administration in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Mr. Zenk is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).  He is also a Certified Airport Executive (C.A.E.) of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE and is a private pilot.

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Credit: Dayton Daily News

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