Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Chief Administrative Officer
PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 25, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Chad Rosenstein, MBA, A.A.E. has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Chad will work under CEO James W. Parish and have oversight of the Finance, Information Technology, Property Management, Procurement and Human Resources functions.
Chad has more than two decades of experience in the aviation industry. For the last seven years, he has been serving as the Lee County Port Authority’s (LCPA) Director of Government Affairs & Grants implementing strategies to maximize agency funding on capital projects while ensuring compliance with federal and local minority programs. When he started at LCPA in 2011, Chad was responsible for managing the Noise and Airspace program where he oversaw a comprehensive noise study, several community outreach programs and the implementation of a flight tracking system at Southwest Florida International Airport.
Chad also served as a Legislative Analyst for LCPA, working closely with legislators and policy makers on local, state and federal levels. Before working in Fort Myers, he worked in Maine for Delta Air Lines as a station manager overseeing 30 full-time employees and a multi-million dollar annual station budget.
“In addition to his extensive aviation experience, Chad Rosenstein has a wealth of knowledge in state and federal procurement regulations, budgeting and grants processes,” said CEO Parish. “We are excited to have Chad on board to help PGD continue to grow in the most efficient and effective manner.”
Chad joined PGD the week before Hurricane Ian made landfall in Charlotte County. Since then, Chad has been working diligently to keep administrative functions forging ahead while coordinating damage assessments and insurance claims. The CAO position was created upon the retirement of former Director of Finance, Sandy Cauley.
Chad serves on the Florida Airports Council (FAC) Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, and as FAC’s co-chair of the State Affairs Committee. Chad is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management. He subsequently earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree and the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
Not only is he an aviation-degreed professional, Chad has a single- and multi-engine commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating, and holds certified flight instructor and certified flight instructor instrument certificates.
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About Punta Gorda Airport
The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes off I-75, exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to commercial air service, air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales and hangar, building and land leases on its 2,000-acre property. The CCAA is an independent special district pursuant to chapter 189, Florida Statutes, and operates in accordance with FAA requirements and guidelines. A 2018 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 12,392 jobs and $1.275 billion in total economic output. For more information, visit www.flypgd.com.
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