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Airport Organization

Sanford Airport Authority

The Sanford Airport Authority is comprised of nine members appointed by the Sanford City Commission. The Authority elects its own chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer. The airport is operated by the President/CEO, who is appointed by the Authority, and her staff of 80 full-time employees.


It is the mission of the Sanford Airport Authority to operate, maintain, improve, expand and professionally manage the Orlando Sanford Airport for the convenience and benefit of the air traveling public and economic development of the Central Florida community.

In furtherance of this mission, the Authority shall seek both aviation and non-aviation business and industry to utilize the land, services and facilities located at the airport, and shall manage the airport resources in a prudent, lawful, community-conscious and fiscally responsible manner.

Sanford Airport Authority Board of Directors

Tim M. Slattery, Chairman
Tom Green, Esq., Vice Chairman
Jennifer T. Dane, Secretary/Treasurer
William R. Miller, Board Director
Frank S. Ioppolo, Jr., Esq, Board Director
Clyde H. Robertson, Jr., Board Director
Clayton D. Simmons, Esq.Board Director
Stephen P. Smith, Board Director

Charles (Chick) Gregg, Sr., Board Director
A.K. Shoemaker, Chairman Emeritus
Kenneth W. Wright, Counsel

Airport Authority Staff                      407-585-4000

Diane H. Crews, A.A.E., President and CEO
George D. Speake, C.M., Executive Vice President & COO Airport Security Coordinator
Don Poore, PMP, Chief Financial Officer
Public/Private Venture

Orlando Sanford International Airport benefits from a unique blend of local government and private investment that makes for a very customer focused airport. SFB is operated through a public/private partnership between the Sanford Airport Authority and Airports Worldwide. Airports Worldwide has been contracted by the Sanford Airport Authority to manage both the international and domestic terminals, develop additional air service, and provide ground handling and cargo services. This public/private partnership has created service benefits for SFB airline customers and passengers.

Airports Worldwide Staff                                               407-585-4500

R. Keith Robinson, Chief Financial Officer/President AWW
Elizabeth M. Brown, Interim President TBI US / General Manager – SFB Operations
John Green, Vice President / COO, TBI Airport Management
Stephanie Griffin, General Counsel
Jason Terreri, Senior Operations Project Director
Michael D. Damico, ISS Director

About Airports Worldwide
Airports Worldwide (“AWW”) is a multi-national company with a proven track record of successful investment, development and operation of airports.  With expertise in the daily management of domestic and international commercial airports, AWW provides partners the greatest return on their investments.  At Orlando Sanford International Airport, AWW has a twenty year contract to operate and maintain the passenger terminal, ramp and parking areas.

AWW also oversees a diverse portfolio of airports through the TBI AM platform, some with equity investment and others under a management for fee model.  These airports include:  Atlantic City International Airport, Belfast International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Middle Georgia Regional Airport and the Macon Downtown Airport, Raleigh Durham International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Liberia, Costa Rica and Stockholm Skavsta Airport.    For more information click here
Airports Worldwide was purchased by VINCI Airports (France) in August 2018.