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Ownership and Governance

The airport is owned by the city of Springfield and overseen by an 11-member administrative board. Airport Board members are appointed by the Springfield city manager, with confirmation made by the city council. The board generally meets on the third Thursday of every month.

Airport Board
  • Paige Oxendine, chair
  • Jay Titus, vice chair
  • Steve Bach, secretary
  • Jamie Holstein, assistant secretary
  • Jerry Compton
  • Bill Hammitt
  • Landon Lewis
  • Heather Rooney McBride
  • Monte McNew
  • Juan Meraz, Ph.D.
  • Andrea Weber, Ed.D.

The airport owns and maintains the basic infrastructure: the terminal, the runways, runway lighting, navigation systems, etc. The airport is, in effect, a landlord. It leases space to private companies, such as airlines, rental car agencies and restaurants.


The airport is self-supporting, meaning that it operates without local, or state tax revenues. Daily operations are funded by user fees, money generated from leases and contracts with the airlines, and other businesses that operate at the airport. Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration are received on a matching basis for the funding of qualifying improvement projects. Federal grants are funded mainly by federal fees on airline tickets, aviation fuel and cargo shipments.


The airport has its own commissioned police force. These officers do everything you would expect from any police department, but they do not screen passengers (or their luggage) before they get on the airplane. The airport also has its own fire department.

The screening of passengers and luggage is done by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA is part of the federal agency known as the Department of Homeland Security.

Air Traffic Control

The airport control tower is run by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA is part of the federal government. Towers are staffed by the FAA, or by private companies that are under contract to the FAA. The control tower at the Springfield-Branson National Airport is owned and staffed by the FAA.



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Brian C. Weiler, A.A.E., Director of Aviation

Brian has been with the airport since August 2011. Previously he worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 15 years as Administrator of Aviation and then Multimodal Division Director. Brian has also managed airports for Johnson County, KS., Martin County, FL., and St. Joseph, MO. He is a licensed private pilot, former air traffic controller in the U.S. Marine Corps, past-president of the Missouri Airport Managers Association, and holds degrees from the University of Central Missouri and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Dave Schaumburg, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation — Operations and Maintenance

David has been with the airport since March 2017. He came to SGF from Denton Enterprise Airport, where he was airport manager. Prior to that he worked at Kansas City International Airport, where he was Assistant Manager of Airport Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Science from College of the Ozarks and is a licensed private pilot.

Chad Ray, Assistant Director of Aviation — Finance

Chad has been in his current role at the airport since May 2022. Beginning his career with SGF, Chad has over 15 years of governmental accounting experience in various roles with the city of Springfield, Missouri. He holds a master of accountancy graduate degree and a forensic accounting certificate from Missouri State University. He also holds a bachelor of science degree with a major in finance, minor in accounting, and minor in risk management and insurance from Missouri State University.

Joy Latimer, Airport Legal Counsel

Joy has worked as in-house legal counsel for the Springfield-Branson National Airport since December 2014. Prior to her employment with the Airport, Joy worked for the State of Missouri as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Department of Social Services, Division of Legal Services. She graduated from Drury University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Sociology and Religion. Joy graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law – Fayetteville in 2008. Joy is licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Kent Boyd, Public Information & Marketing/Air Service Development

Kent has been with the airport since 2006. Prior to working for the Airport, he spent five years as district Community Relations Manager with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Before that, he spent 18 years in broadcast journalism. He worked as a newsroom manager, reporter and photographer. His reporting work won numerous honors, including a regional Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Areas of expertise include crisis communication, media relations, interpersonal communication and electronic media.


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