Meet Our Summer Interns
Ashley Smith and Kaila Sukennikoff have joined the Naples Airport team for the summer!
Ashley, a graduate from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics having majored in Aviation Management with a double minor in Communications and Business, is looking forward to gaining real world airport experience from aviation professionals. Additionally, Kaila is excited to put her Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Florida Gulf Coast University to good use and learn more about the corporate side of aviation.
Both Ashley and Kaila hope to bring new ideas and help Naples Airport with our upcoming plans and projects. Since they’ve been here, they have been able to shadow and learn from each department. Ashley hopes to gain hands-on experiences and knowledge with the FBO and Communications Departments, while assisting the Naples Airport in building a better relationship with the community, airport users and employees. Kaila has taken an interest in the FBO, Leasing, and Operations Departments and is thrilled to learn more about finance, tenant and customer relations, and airport safety.
This summer, they will also take part in research and airport projects aimed at helping to further improve the Naples Airport. They are both delighted to be a part of a team with a passion for what we do, and to be able to hone their skill and fuel their own passion for aviation.
About Naples Airport
Naples Airport is ideally located within minutes of downtown Naples, the Gulf of Mexico and I-75, connecting people to the Paradise Coast through an exceptional airport experience. The airport serviced 122,281 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to corporate aviation, air charter operators, car rental agencies, flight schools and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for critical public services, including fire/rescue, air ambulance services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services. The airport also prides itself on being the hub of emergency staging during natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes, for first responders, lighting, and power crews.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact on the community at more than $781 million.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates from the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com.