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 a president & CEO 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
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee
Traditional Bank (President)

Brian Wells

Board Vice Chair, Board Secretary; Board Member since 2018
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee
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
Strategic Planning &  Policy Committee
Block + Lot Real Estate (Partner)

Ronnie Bastin

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

Angela Coleman

Board Member since 2024
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee
American Trust Wealth (Fiduciary Investment Advisor)

Tonya Jackson

Board Member since 2021
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee (Chair)
Lexmark (SVP, Chief People Officer)

Marc Mathews

Board Member since 2022
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee

Transylvania University (Retired)

Bangaly “Sav” Savané

Board Member since 2024
Finance, Administration & Operations Committee
AirMart (Aircraft Sales Executive)

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

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.

January 24, 2024

March 27, 2024

May 22, 2024

June 26, 2024

August 28, 2024

September 25, 2024

November 20, 2024

2024 Meeting Schedule