FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Lee County Port Authority reports that Jeff Mulder will become the new executive director at Southwest Florida International Airport (KRSW) and Page Field (KFMY) on Jan. 1, 2017.
Mulder comes to the Lee County Port Authority with a 28-year career in airport operations, marketing, development and administration. For the past 11 years, he served as the director of airports in Tulsa, Okla., which encompasses a three-airport system.
From 2009 to 2013, he also served as the director of transportation for the City of Tulsa.
Prior to that, he worked in Appleton, Wis., Evansville, Ind., Milwaukee and New Orleans.
Mulder has a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wis., and a Bachelor of Science in aviation technology and operations from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.
He is an accredited airport executive (A.A.E.), recently served as the national chair for the American Association of Airport Executives and was named the 2016 Airport Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News. He also holds a commercial pilot license and is a certified flight instructor.