Massachusetts Airport Association Renews Agenda

 - November 30, 2022, 3:21 PM
The Massachusetts Airport Management Association elected officials during its annual meeting in October. (from left) Christopher Willenborg was elected as v-p, Andrew Widor was elected as treasurer, Matt Elia as MAMA president, and Daniel Shearer as secretary. (Photo: MAMA Facebook)

Coming off its recent annual meeting in Springfield, the Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) elected a new slate of officers and renewed its goals for supporting the state’s 37 public-use airports in the upcoming year.

Matt Elia, the assistant airport manager at Cape Cod Gateway Airport, was elected as president and outlined a list of the organization’s priorities. Among them are increased funding for the Commonwealth’s airports that provide $24.7 billion in annual economic output and protecting the Massachusetts state aviation sales tax exemption that helps to support more than 199,000 aviation-related positions across the state. The data, he said, comes from a recent statewide airport economic study conducted by the MassDOT Aeronautics Division.

Other newly elected MAMA officials include v-p Christopher Willenborg, manager at Westfield-Barnes Airport; secretary Daniel Shearer, manager of Pittsfield Municipal Airport; and treasurer Andrew Widor, manager of Westover Metropolitan Airport.

Elected to the MAMA board of directors were Matt Cardillo, manager at Plymouth Airport; David Dinneen, business development professional at Gale Associates; Geoff Freeman, manager at Martha’s Vineyard Airport; and Jean Mongillo, v-p and senior airport engineer at civil engineering firm Hoyle Tanner. David Graham, former MAMA president, was appointed to the newly created honorary position of historian.