YP Breakfast with a Leader - Featuring Joe Nardone, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Breakfast with a Leader featuring Joe Nardone, President & CEO Columbus Regional Airport Authority
As President & CEO, Joe oversees the strategic operation and management of CRAA’s three airports and is tasked with advancing air service development and creating strong partnerships to beneﬁt the Columbus Region.
Joe most recently served as CEO of Wayne County Airport Authority, an independent governmental entity that manages and operates Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport, Michigan’s busiest airport system and one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs.
With executive experience in the public, private and nonproﬁt sectors, Joe also served as Vice President of Business Development & Real Estate for WCAA. In that role, he was responsible for leading the Real Estate, Concessions and Air Service Development departments as well as handling permits, managing economic development activities and cultivating relationships with airline representatives and other tenants. He joined WCAA in 2012 as Director of Development.
Other notable highlights of Joe’s career include working in Europe and the U.S. while Vice President of Huron Valley Steel Corporation and Fritz Enterprises; serving as Director of Southgate Properties, a nonprofit with multi-million dollar real estate transactions; and working as the economic development director for the city of Taylor, Michigan.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and is a certiﬁed member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
President & CEO Columbus Regional Airport Authority
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About the Columbus Regional Airport Authority: With its vision to connect Ohio with the world, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority oversees the operation of passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). An independent economic impact study found that the three airports and select businesses with direct ties to the airports account for nearly 59,000 jobs, $3.1 billion in annual payroll and $12.9 billion in total annual economic output. Learn more at columbusairports.com.