MASCOUTAH — Bryan Johnson has been named by the St. Clair County Public Building Commission (PBC) as the new director of the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah effective April 3.
Johnson will succeed Tim Cantwell, director of MidAmerica Airport for the past 17 years. He announced his retirement in October, committing to stay on the job until his replacement was hired.
Most recently served was a senior consultant for Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG) in Centennial, Colorado, Johnson has more than 25 years of aviation and transportation experience. He also has served as Airport Director at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado and Assistant Director of Aviation at Quad City International Airport in Moline.
“WE SELECTED BRYAN FOLLOWING A NATIONAL SEARCH THAT ALSO REACHED INTERNATIONAL INTERESTS AND DREW APPLICATIONS FROM MORE THAN 60 APPLICANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO WERE EAGER TO BE PART OF THE OPERATIONS HERE AT MIDAMERICA AIRPORT,” SAID ST. CLAIR COUNTY CHAIRMAN MARK KERN. “GIVEN HIS SOLID QUALIFICATIONS AND HIS DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO TAKE WHAT IS IN PLACE AND GROW IT, WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT BRYAN IS THE BEST PERSON TO LEAD MIDAMERICA AIRPORT INTO THE FUTURE.”
Johnson is currently an Accredited Airport Executive and is one of three Certified Member Instructors for the American Association of Airport Executives and a primary instructor for the ACE Finance Program. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has an undergraduate degree is in Aviation Management from Metropolitan State University in Denver.
He previously served on a governor-appointed transportation committee in Nebraska as well as the Illinois Aviation Trades Association. A commercial/instrument pilot, he also is a past board member for the Colorado Aviation Business Association.
“I am honored to be confirmed as the next leader of a terrific team at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport,” Johnson said. “I look forward to meeting the BLV team, our Scott Air Force Base partners, and working with Allegiant Airlines, Boeing, North Bay Produce and engaging with the local business community leaders.”
Located in Mascoutah, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport has parallel runways of 8,000 and 10,000 feet and an annual capacity of 200,000 operations. Tenants include Boeing, North Bay Produce and AVMATS. It partners with Scott Air Force Base, the home to US Transportation Command, and Air Mobility Command. MidAmerica and the 375th Air Mobility Wing operate Scott AFB/MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.