Our Team

Rochester International Airport is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by the Rochester Airport Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic.

Airport Commission

The Airport Commission, made up of at least five members, including the Mayor of Rochester, Director of Public Works, President of the City Council, Mayo Clinic Representative and the Airport Director.

Airport Commission Members:

  • Mr. Ardell Brede, Mayor, City of Rochester Airport Company
  • Mr. Stevan Kvenvold, City Administrator
  • Mr. Doug Nelson, Public Works, City of Rochester
  • Mr. Randy Staver, City Council President
  • Mr. Timothy Geisler (or appointed Mayo Clinic Representative)
  • Mr. John Reed, Executive Director, Rochester International Airport

Rochester Airport Company Board / Mayo Leadership

Rochester Airport Company oversight is conducted by a governing board comprised of Mayo Clinic staff.

Rochester Airport Company Staff

The Rochester Airport Company manages and operates the Rochester International Airport. Rochester International Airport is under the direct leadership of the Airport Director, Mr. John Reed. The Rochester Airport currently employs 18 full-time staff in the Administration, Maintenance, and Fire Departments.