MAMA Elects 2023 Board of Directors, Outlines Priorities

Members of the Massachusetts Airport Management Association have elected a new Board of Directors for 2022-2023. MAMA, which advocates for the support of the state’s 37 public use airports, is made up of airport managers, commissioners, engineering consultants and service providers. The election was held at MAMA’s Annual Conference last month in Springfield, MA.

Pictured from L to R, Geoff Freeman of Marthas Vineyard Airport, David Dinneen of Gale Associates, Jean Mongillo of Hoyle Tanner, Chris Willenborg of Westfield Barnes Airport, Andy Widor of Westover Airport, Matt Elia of Cape Cod Gateway Airport, Dan Shearer of Pittsfield Airport, Matt Cardillo of Plymouth Airport and Tom Hurley, MAMA Executive Director.

Elected to one-year terms were President Matt Elia, Asst. Airport Manager at Cape Cod Gateway Airport, Vice President Christopher Willenborg, Airport Manager at Westfield-Barnes Airport, Secretary Daniel Shearer, Airport Manager of Pittsfield Municipal Airport and Treasurer Andrew Widor, Airport Manager of Westover Metropolitan Airport. Also elected to the Board of Directors were Matt Cardillo, Airport Manager at Plymouth Airport, David Dinneen, Business Development Professional at Gale Associates, Geoff Freeman, Airport Manager at Marthas Vineyard Airport, Jean Mongillo, VP and Senior Airport Engineer at Hoyle Tanner. David Graham, former MAMA President, was appointed to the newly created honorary position of Historian.

In his public remarks, President Elia outlined a list of organizational priorities including calling for increased funding for the Commonwealth’s airports which provide $24.7 billion in annual economic output and protecting the Massachusetts state aviation sales tax exemption which supports more than 199,000 aviation-related positions across the state. The data comes from a recent Statewide Airport Economic Study conducted by the MassDOT Aeronautics Division.