South Bend International Airport Director of Operations and Maintenance Elected to President of Aviation Association

South Bend, IN. The Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Aviation Executives (AAAE) held its annual conference and business meeting August 4-7, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana, and elected officers for the next year. Tim O’Donnell, director of operations and maintenance at South Bend International Airport (SBN), was elected to president of the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE.

O’Donnell has been actively involved in the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE for more than 10 years. His role as president extends until August 2017.

“We are proud to have one of our own leading the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE for the next year,” said Mike Daigle, SBN’s executive director. “Tim strives for operational excellence in his role at SBN and will put those same skills to use in his prestigious role with the Chapter.”


About the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives
The Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives was originally formed in 1968 with the mission of determining, implementing and promoting a Code of Ethics for its members of the airport management profession. The states representing the Chapter include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In 1991, the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Winnipeg joined the Chapter.


About the South Bend International Airport

South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to ten cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.

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