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

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

Aaron Kobb, Director of Administration and Finance

Julie Curtis, Director of Marketing and Development

Lisa Jump, SHRM-CP, PHR, Director of Human Resources

Mike Ornat, Department of Public Safety Chief

Cliff Jenkins, Maintenance Manager

Tyler Miller, A.A.E., Operations Manager

Kerianne Linn, A.A.E., Properties 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.

CommitteeDecember 14, 2017
January 25, 2018
February 23, 2018
March 29, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 31, 2018
June 26, 2018
July 18, 2018
August 30, 2018
September 27, 2018
October 25, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 13, 2018

Note: Meeting dates subject to change.

Board Members

Board member David Sage headshot

David R. Sage


Board member Jay Asdell headshot

Dr. Jay Asdell

Vice President

Board member Thomas Botkin headshot

Thomas S. Botkin

Treasurer/Assistant Secretary

Board member Abraham Marcus headshot

Abraham Marcus


Board attorney Mitchell Heppenheimer headshot

Mitchell Heppenheimer

Board Attorney