Hebron, Ky. – The Kenton County Airport Board elected a new chair and vice chair to lead the 13 person board that oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The new appointments take effect on January 1, 2016.
J. Michael Schlotman, executive vice president and CFO of The Kroger Co., John A. Mocker, Jr., a partner at LB Industries Inc., were confirmed as chair and vice chair, respectively, during the December board meeting. Both will serve one year terms and be eligible for re-nomination in December of 2016.
Schlotman was appointed to the board in 2014 and has served as the chair of the airport’s Finance Committee.
“CVG is a tremendous tri-state community asset,” Schlotman said. “2015 has been a great year with levels of passenger and cargo growth not experienced in over a decade. The airport is well positioned to achieve even greater growth in 2016 and we have the team in place to achieve our objectives.”
Mocker has served on the board since 2004 in various capacities that includes positions on the Executive, Business Development, Operations and Finance committees.
“The changes taking place at CVG are exciting and are laying the foundation for continued growth and economic impact for the region,” Mocker said. “The diversification of our carrier base, execution of our land development initiatives and expansion of our cargo operations are key foundations to our new five-year plan.”
Outgoing Chair Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will remain on the board where he has more than 10 years of cumulative service, serving twice as Board Chair (2005-2006 and 2014-2015).
“I am proud of our recent accomplishments and compliment the Board and CVG staff under the leadership of Candace McGraw on the tremendous growth we have seen over the past two years,” Robinson said. “I look forward to working with our new Board leaders to further advance CVG’s regional mission and continuing positive impact on the Tri-State community.”