Willard Welcomes New Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance

Andrew Smith, C.M., A.C.E, joined Willard Airport in August 2022 as the Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance. Originally from New York, Andrew has more than ten years of airport experience.  He’s previously worked in parking and terminal services, FBO line service, and Airport Operations.

Andrew’s most recent position held was as an Airport Operation’s Supervisor where he acted as shift lead and performed various duties such as wildlife hazard management, fueling inspections, construction project coordination, and much more to ensure Part 139 compliance.

In 2021 he completed his Bachelor of Science in Informatics with a concentration in Data Analytics through SUNY Albany. In 2022 he earned his C.M designation through AAAE and is an FAA certified Part 107 drone pilot.

“I’m extremely excited to be serving as the next Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance at Willard Airport,” said Andrew Smith. “After meeting with much of the team at Willard during the interview process, it was apparent that they had put a great group of knowledgeable and friendly people together and I am honored to now be a part of it. Implementing Willard Airport’s vision and continuing to support the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community is my top priority.”

He is currently enrolled in the Accredited Airport Executive program with AAAE and will be continuing his education at the University of Illinois.

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