Rick Ruppert Appointed to Naples Airport Authority Board
The Naples City Council appointed Richard “Rick” Ruppert to the City of Naples Airport Authority board of commissioners. The board is comprised of five citizen volunteers who are appointed to four-year terms to govern the Airport Authority. Ruppert replaces outgoing Commissioner Ted Brousseau.
Ruppert retired with over 40 years of executive experience at several corporations, including Jet Aviation; The Walt Disney Company; and most recently at Ulta Beauty as vice president of merchandise and private label products. He is a five-year resident of Naples who previously served as the Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums liaison to the NAA.
Other commissioners are Chair Michael Lenhard, Vice Chair Kerry C. Dustin, Donna M. Messer and James Rideoutte.
Naples Airport Authority meetings are held monthly at Naples City Hall; they are open to the public and available for online viewing through the city’s website. For the meeting schedule, visit www.FlyNaples.com.
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 104,479 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies, and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for public services, including fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services.
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 to the community at more than $440 million.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates from the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com.