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4/18/2012 - GOAA Board Selects New Chairman


ORLANDO, FL - At its April meeting, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) selected Orlando attorney Frank Kruppenbacher as the new Chairman of the board that manages operations and policy for Orlando International and Orlando Executive Airports. The seven-member board is comprised of five appointees by the Governor of the state of Florida and one elected official each from the Orange County Commission and the Orlando City Council. Kruppenbacher succeeds banker Cesar E. Calvet, who served as Chairman since April of 2010.

Mr. Kruppenbacher currently serves as a gubernatorial appointee on the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board among other high profile positions in the state.

In accepting the election, Mr. Kruppenbacher thanked Cesar Calvet for his service as Chairman and acknowledged that he had set the bar high.

Other GOAA Board Officers elected include Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, Vice Chairman; Cesar Calvet, Treasurer; Phil Brown, Secretary; and Dayci Burnette-Snyder, Assistant Secretary.

In October of 2008, Mr. Kruppenbacher was appointed to the Florida Commission on Ethics by then Florida House Speaker, now U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. He previously served on The Florida Commission on Sales Tax Reform as an appointee of Governor Jeb Bush. Mr. Kruppenbacher served as President of the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce; was a member of the Orange County Ethics & Campaign Finance Reform Task Force appointed by the Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida; Orange County Oversight Committee; the first Orange County Charter Commission; Central Florida Zoological Board; Orange County Convention & Visitor Bureau Board and the Oversight Board of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Orlando International Airport comprises nearly 14,000 acres of land and accommodates more than 35 million passengers annually.

Composition of the GOAA Board is as follows:

Frank Kruppenbacher, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, Cesar Calvet, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Jose Colon and James Palmer.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority was established as an agency of the city in 1957 and later amended under an Operation and Use agreement dated September 27, 1976, which transferred to the Authority the responsibility to oversee all aviation activity for the city’s two airports, Orlando International and Orlando Executive. The five members appointed by the Governor may serve two four-year terms. Each Mayor serves two-year terms as long as they are in office. The Chairman is elected by the Board for a two-year term and may serve up to four consecutive terms.


For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.


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