Leadership Team

Blue Grass Airport is owned and operated by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board, a 10-member board of directors appointed by the mayor of Lexington and confirmed by the Urban County Council. The Airport Board sets policy, represents the interest of the community and hires an executive director who carries out the day-to-day functions of the airport.

The airport is not funded by local tax dollars but instead is self-supportive by collecting revenue generated by the varied activities of airlines, tenants, service providers and passenger use. Major construction projects have typically been funded through federal grants and bond issues.

Airport Board Members

Daniel Mason

Board Chair; Board Member since 2018
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee
Traditional Bank (President)

Brian Wells

Board Vice Chair, Board Secretary; Board Member since 2018
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee (Chair)
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP (Partner)

Shirie Hawkins

Board Treasurer; Board Member since 2021
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee (Chair)
Community Ventures (President, Everything Equity)

Clay Angelucci

Board Member since 2022
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee
Block + Lot Real Estate (Partner)

Ronnie Bastin

Board Member since 2016
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee
Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet (Deputy Secretary)

Garyen Denning

Board Member since 2016
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee 
Red Draw Development (Partner)

Tonya Jackson

Board Member since 2021
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee
Lexmark (Senior VP & Chief Product Delivery Officer)

Marc Mathews

Board Member since 2022
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee

Transylvania University (Retired)

Don Mosier

Board Member since 2016
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee
East Kentucky Power Cooperative (Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer)

Dave Sevigny

Board Member since 2023
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee
Urban County Council (Councilmember)

Airport Executive Team

Eric Frankl, A.A.E.

President & CEO

As president & CEO, Eric has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the airport, including airport operations, finance and administration, development and community relations. He has worked in the airport industry for over 30 years. Prior to his appointment at Blue Grass Airport, Eric served as the Executive Director at the airport in Toledo, Ohio and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois.

Amy Caudill
Vice President, Marketing & Community Relations

Travis Crilly
Vice President, Commercial Development

Mark Day
Vice President, Planning & Development

Jennifer Kelly
Vice President, Human Resources

Scott Lanter
Vice President, Public Safety & Operations

Don Sever
Vice President, Finance & Administration

Board Meeting Schedule

Board meetings are held at 8:30 am on the dates below. Meetings are held on the second floor of the terminal in the Board Room, unless otherwise noted.

September 27, 2023

November 15, 2023

2023 Meeting Schedule