Ann B. Richart, AAE has been selected to lead the Nebraska Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics. She brings to the position a solid background in promoting and developing both general aviation and commercial air service and has experience in planning for and implementing airport development plans including runway extensions, hangar development, and terminal building construction.
“Aviation is an important tool in the economic development toolkit,” said Richart. “It’s an exciting honor for me to have the opportunity to work with Nebraska’s aviators, airports, and communities, to ensure a strong, vibrant aviation industry.
Ms. Richart, currently the manager of Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts, has served in leadership positions with the American Association of Airport Executives and the National Association of State Aviation Officials, and has received the Silk Scarf Award from the National Business Aviation Association for “diligence, industry, and persistence in nurturing, improving and enjoying aviation.”
The Oregon Aviation Alliance presented her an award for “Exceptional Service” at the end of her time at the Oregon Department of Aviation, which spanned from 1997 – 2004.
Ms. Richart will begin her position in Nebraska on May 13th.