The City of Santa Barbara Appoints Christopher Hastert as Airport Director

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September 28, 2022

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The City of Santa Barbara has named Christopher Hastert as Airport Director for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA). In this role, Mr. Hastert will provide oversight and leadership for the day-to-day operational and administrative activities of the airport. He will begin his new position on October 3, 2022.

Mr. Hastert brings more than 30 years of airport management experience, most recently serving as General Manager for the Santa Maria Public Airport District. Mr. Hastert also worked for the Ventura County Department of Airports as Deputy Director and served in the United States Army.

“As the new Airport Director for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, I am thrilled to get started and am eternally grateful to the City of Santa Barbara for entrusting me with this opportunity,” said Mr. Hastert. “Providing a convenient, stress-free travel experience for our passengers, promoting the welfare and success of the general aviation community, all while minimizing impacts on neighboring areas, are my key goals and objectives. In addition, I want the hardworking staff at SBA and the community at large to know that I am readily available to discuss their airport needs and expectations.”

Mr. Hastert is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives. He is a Director on the California Airports Council and a Board Member with the Association of California Airports.

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