Robert Patten Burns and Terrence Cavanaugh Appointed to
Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners
Donna Messer and Michael Lenhard complete terms
The Naples City Council has appointed Robert Patten Burns and Terrence Cavanaugh to the Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. Burns and Cavanaugh replace Commissioners Donna Messer and Michael Lenhard, whose terms end later this month.
Burns is retired after a long and distinguished career as an architect and urban planner serving as CEO of a statewide affordable housing real estate development company in Iowa. Mr. Burns is also an Iowa Army National Guard veteran and has served on the board of several non-profit organizations in Iowa. He is also a rules official of the Iowa Section of the PGA of America. He recently served on the board of the Old Naples Association.
Cavanaugh is the founder and managing partner of Accretive Consulting, an executive coaching firm. Prior to this Mr. Cavanaugh had a 40-year career in the insurance industry with Chubb Group and as CEO of Erie Insurance Companies. He has also served on the board of the Florida Lions Eye Clinic and volunteers at the St. Vincent DePaul Society- Naples Council.
Other Naples Airport Authority Commissioners include Chair Kerry Dustin, Vice Chair Richard “Rick” Ruppert and Rita Cuddihy.
The Naples Airport Authority would like to recognize Commissioners Donna Messer and Michael Lenhard for their years of service to the airport and the community and wish them well as they complete their terms.
The board is comprised of five citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Naples City Council to four-year terms to govern the Naples Airport Authority. Board of Commissioners meetings are held monthly at Naples City Hall; they are open to the public and available for online viewing through the city’s website.
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 113,137 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. 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 to the community at more than $440 million.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates from the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com.