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WAMA's Mission

WAMA's mission includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • To promote safety, economic value, and public benefit at ALL of the airports in the State of Wisconsin.
  • To educate the aviation community with information that may be helpful to the future of aviation.
  • To educate local and regional governments of the economic value of aviation within Wisconsin.
  • To seek and exchange information between other aviation professionals who may have experiences and insights that can benefit each other.
  • To investigate, study, discuss, recommend, and promote improvement in the aviation system to airport operators, Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics, FAA and legislators.
  • To develop working cooperation between Government, business, and aviation entities.
  • To promote the education and participation of young people in aviation.


Board of Directors

2022 – 2023 Officers


Rachel Engeler, MS, Assistant Airport Director, Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport

Jim Schell, C.M., Airport Director, Wittman Regional Airport

Matt Grenoble, C.M., Airport Superintendent, Sheboygan County Memorial Airport

Ian Turner, A.A.E., Airport Director, La Crosse Regional Airport


Abe Weber, A.A.E., Airport Director, Appleton International Airport

Mark Cihlar, A.A.E., Assistant Airport Director, Central Wisconsin Airport

Charity Zich, C.M., Airport Director, Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Richard Brekke, Airport Manager, Cumberland Municipal Airport

Michael Riechers, Director of Marketing and Communications, Dane County Regional Airport

Bryan LingerAirport Manager, Fond du Lac County Airport

Harold Mester, C.M., Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee Timmerman Airport

Kurt Stanich, Airport Manager, Waukesha County Airport


Board Committees

Scholarship and Awards – Rachel Engeler, Harold Mester, Matt Grenoble

Finance – Matt Grenoble (Treasurer), Charity Zich

Member Relations – Kurt Stanich, Jim Schell

Governmental Affairs  – Abe Weber, Charity Zich


Wisconsin Aviation Conference Committees

Conference Chair – Jim Schell (WAMA VP)

Sponsors and Exhibitors – Charity Zich

Program –  Rachel Engeler


Wisconsin Aviation Conference Planning Committee

WAMA Board

Janel Dean - AECOM

Chris Reis – Mead & Hunt

Melissa Underwood  SEH

Terry Donovan – Mead & Hunt

Hal Davis – WI Bureau of Aeronautics

Dulce Ruiz-Moreno - Interflight Parking

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