LINCOLN, Neb. The Lincoln Airport Authority Board of Directors announced David Haring as the new executive director of the Lincoln Airport. Haring will begin his new position in September 2014, replacing current Executive Director John Wood, who recently announced plans to retire.
Haring brings 13 years of experience with him from the Cheyenne Regional Airport in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he currently serves as the airport's director of aviation.
"The selection committee was very impressed with Mr. Haring's background and his enthusiasm for this position," said John Hoppe, chairman of the Lincoln Airport Authority Board. "He will hit the ground running and help elevate the Lincoln Airport to new heights as an economic engine for the community."
Haring will be responsible for the operation of all airport and aviation facilities. He will also oversee development of Lincoln Air Park West, the industrial park operated by the Lincoln Airport Authority. He said he's looking forward to leading the Lincoln Airport into the future.
"This is an exciting time for the Lincoln Airport and the city of Lincoln. Passenger traffic is on an upward trend and facilities improvements are underway. Additionally, the industrial park is an important resource for new and expanding businesses in the Lincoln area," said Haring. "The leadership and vision of the board and prior managers, along with dedicated airport employees, has made the Lincoln Airport a successful operation. I look forward to continuing this tradition and I am excited about working with this top-notch aviation team."
Haring earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Dakota. He is a Certified Member (C.M.) with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and has been extensively involved in the Cheyenne community.
The search committee that selected Haring as executive director of the Lincoln Airport included members of the Lincoln Airport Authority and representatives of the Lincoln community.