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Deputy Executive Director, Development + Operations
Executive Assistant to the Director
Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E.
Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry with the majority of his time focused on airport management, including areas of properties, operations, maintenance, purchasing, and risk management.
Prior to Mr. Bleiweis' relocation to Asheville, he served as the Director of Properties for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the Louisville Regional Airport Authority in 1999 as Properties Manager and was then promoted to Director of Technical Services.
Prior to that time, Mr. Bleiweis held several positions with the Kansas City Aviation Department, Kansas City, Missouri and the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission, Roanoke Virginia.
Mr. Bleiweis has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Airport Executives, and has also served as the President of the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. He recently served as Chair of the Airports Council International - North America U.S. Policy Board, and is now a member of the Airports Council International World Governing Board. He is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives, and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration/Airport Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.