Wayne County Airport Authority announces departure of CEO

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Dec 12

DETROIT (Dec. 12, 2017) – Today, Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Joseph Nardone announced he accepted a position as President and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. Previously, he served as WCAA’s Interim CEO and Vice President of Business Development & Real Estate.

“Our Airport Authority Board is pleased with the progress we’ve made at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport under Joe’s leadership,” said WCAA Board Chair Michael Garavaglia. “We wish Joe the best as he begins the next chapter of his career.”

Nardone is credited with playing a critical role in the negotiations that led to the construction of Spirit Airlines’ new maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The project generated an estimated $31.7 million in new private investment for Michigan’s economy. Nardone will continue his role as CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority until mid-January.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed more than 34 million passengers in 2016 and is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs. With service from 13 scheduled passenger airlines, Michigan’s largest airport offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. DTW is operated by Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations. Visit www.metroairport.com for more information.


Erica Donerson
Wayne County Airport Authority
Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Lisa Gass
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority