Workplace Week Of 3/14/2022

Airport manager named
Sandusky County Regional Airport has hired Michael Russell as the new airport manager.
“Michael is an excellent fit for this position. We are confident that with his background in Army Aviation that he will continue to provide outstanding service to airport users,” said Bruce Schrader, Sandusky County Regional Airport Authority president. “We look forward to him building a stronger relationship between the airport, the flying public, industries and our local communities.”
Russell’s responsibilities include managing efficient daily operations of the Sandusky County Regional Airport, ensuring that all assigned personnel and equipment are ready to support customers in the safety of flight. He will also be responsible for exploring new opportunities to mutually support the airport and the local community and following all state and federal requirements within the airport.
A Detroit native, Russell graduated from Michigan State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and German Language and Literature. He taught languages for both private and public secondary education sectors before deciding to join the Army. His military career began in 1995, and he served as an enlisted soldier, senior noncommissioned officer, and chief warrant officer for air traffic services.
He attended the FAA Academy and completed his Army Aviation training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He was deployed on four tours and has served on special duty assignments with the US Air Force and Republic of Korea Army. He retired from the US Army in 2020, receiving the Legion of Merit award for over 25 years of exceptionally meritorious service.


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