Board & Staff


The mission of the St. Joseph County Airport Authority is to maximize the safety, service, efficiency and effectiveness of South Bend International Airport for the traveling public, and to promote the value of the airport to the community.


The Airport Authority is directed by Mike Daigle, A.A.E. (Accredited Airport Executive). The Authority employs approximately 50 staff members in a variety of positions, including administration, maintenance, operations, marketing, public safety and customer service.

Contact the Airport Authority

Mike Daigle, A.A.E., Executive Director

Michael Guljas, A.A.E, Director of Administration and Finance

Tim O’Donnell, A.A.E., Director of Operations and Maintenance

Julie Curtis, Director of Marketing and Development

Lisa Jump, SHRM-CP, PHR, Human Resources Manager

Mike Ornat, Department of Public Safety Chief

Cliff Jenkins, Maintenance Manager

Jeff Miller, C.M., Operations Manager

Kerianne Linn, C.M., Properties Manager

Lauren Winger, Accounting Manager

St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board

The airport is governed by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority, which is a municipality in the State of Indiana. Its four bipartisan board members are appointed by the St. Joseph County Commissioners. Board members include Thomas S. Botkin, Abraham Marcus, David R. Sage and Dr. Jay Asdell. Mitchell Heppenheimer is the Board attorney.

Board Meeting Schedule

All regular meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. in the Board Room unless otherwise specified.Board members meeting at South Bend Airport

January 29
February 24
March 26
April 22
May 28
June 25
July 30
August 27
September 24
October 29
November 19
December 17

Note: Meeting dates subject to change.

Board Members

Board member Abraham Marcus headshot

Abraham Marcus


Board member David Sage headshot

David R. Sage

Vice President

Board member Thomas Botkin headshot

Thomas S. Botkin


Board member Jay Asdell headshot

Dr. Jay Asdell


Board attorney Mitchell Heppenheimer headshot

Mitchell Heppenheimer

Board Attorney