Tallahassee Appoints New Aviation Director

By: City of Tallahassee Press Release
By: City of Tallahassee Press Release

City Appoints New Aviation Director

Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson today announced the appointment of Sunil Harman as director of the City of Tallahassee’s Aviation Department. Harman brings over 24 years of experience in the aviation industry to his new position of administrative oversight at the Tallahassee Regional Airport. He most recently served as director of the Aviation Planning, Land-Use and Grants Division for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), a position he held for the past six years. Harman replaces Ken Austin, who retired as director last November. His appointment with the City of Tallahassee is effective May 31.

Harman’s career highlights include working in New York City with the Office of the Mayor in the Economic Development Corporation, direct airline industry experience with such airlines as Eastern and Florida Express and key airport planning and development positions with two major international large hub airports including San Diego and Miami.

Harman holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation administration and a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.

“We are excited about Mr. Harman accepting the opportunity to lead the Tallahassee Regional Airport,” said Favors Thompson. “His extraordinary career in the aviation industry, combined with his vision for the Airport as a regional economic development engine, made him the obvious choice from a talented group of candidates.”

The City’s Aviation Department operates and maintains the Tallahassee Regional Airport, which serves as a regional airline, air freight and general aviation hub for 32 counties in a three-state region. Commercial airline service features over 75 daily flights, including nonstop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Memphis and Miami, along with service to other key Florida destinations.


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