Kevin Klein

Mr. Kevin Klein is in his 20th year with Cherry Capital Airport – started in 2002 as Operation Manager and was promoted in 2004 to Assistant Airport Director. In February 2011, Mr. Klein was appointed to the Airport Director position and became Chief Executive Officer in October of 2021 - upon the successful governance transition to the Northwest Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Klein is an Accredited Airport Executive and a member of the American Association of Airport Executives since 1994. He is a Past President of the Michigan Association of Airport Executives. Mr. Klein has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology and Operations Management, and a minor in General Business from Western Michigan University. Mr. Klein is a licensed airport manager with the State of Michigan and has also held a Private Pilot Certificate since 1991. Mr. Klein has received numerous professional awards including the FAA Airport Partnership Award for his work on the FAA’s Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment Group, helping to rewrite the FAA Advisory Circular on Winter Operations. Mr. Klein was instrumental in securing several prestigious awards for Cherry Capital Airport including the FAA Airport Safety Excellence Award; the Balchen Post Award for Winter Safety Excellence and the Airline Pilots Association’s ‘Airport of the Year’. Mr. Klein was awarded Airport Manager of the Year by the Michigan Association of Airport Executives in 2017. Most importantly, Kevin is married to Leslie Klein and they have three wonderful sons Mark, Joe, and Nicholas.

CEO, Cherry Capital Airport


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