Monroe County has hired Erick D’Leon as the new Assistant Director of Airports. Monroe County oversees Key West International Airport and Florida Keys Marathon Airport.
“We welcome Erick to the airport team,” said Richard Strickland, Monroe County Director of Airports. “His background in economic development, passenger experience, and airport project management will mesh well with the operations at Key West and Marathon airports.”
D’Leon’s primary function will be to assist with the management of the two airports. He will also be the designated Airport Security Coordinator and is responsible for the wildlife management plan, airside operations, ground transportation resolution, minimum standards, rules and regulations, and the Noise Insulation Program. D’Leon will also oversee daily operations, plans for future construction projects, and environmental studies in conjunction with outside agencies.
“The rate of passenger growth at Key West International Airport drew me to this job,” D’Leon said. “I look forward to helping oversee the hefty list of airport projects happening here now and in the future.”
D’Leon is originally from Pinellas County, Fla. and started his airport career at MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa, and then moved to management positions in Stanford, Fla., Macon, Ga., and, New Bedford, Mass. He has a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle University. D’Leon said the Florida Keys feels like coming home for him and his wife Lindsey and their three children.