Louisville Regional Airport Authority has appointed Heather Fuqua and Kyle Hartlage to its senior leadership team.

Heather Fuqua has been named director of human resources and Kyle Hartlage has been named director of planning and engineering by the authority, which operates Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU), one of the longest continuously operating general aviation airports in the United States.

“The expertise that both Heather and Kyle bring to the Airport Authority is a win for us,” said Louisville Regional Airport Authority executive director Dan Mann. “As we continue moving towards the future, I’ve always felt it’s crucial we have the best team in place to take us there. With the addition of these two professionals, I’m confident they will be assets to the organisation and we welcome them to the team.”

As the director of human resources, Fuqua is responsible for defining, developing and directing strategic initiatives for talent management and recruitment, compensation, compliance and employee relations. With more than 15 years’ experience in the field, Fuqua most recently served as senior human resources business partner at Cushman & Wakefield. Previously, she also held leadership roles at MKSK, DONAN – Forensic Engineer, Fire and HVAC Investigations, and Spencerian College.

Fuqua has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Campbellsville University and holds a Certificate of Professional in Human Resources from Human Resources Standards Institute (PHR – HRCI).

As director of planning and engineering, Kyle Hartlage oversees planning, engineering and construction programmes for capital projects and major maintenance initiatives for both SDF and LOU. Hartlage brings with him a familiarity of both airport, having served the Airport Authority as an engineering consultant with Foth Infrastructure & Environment, Stantec Consulting Services,  and HNTB Corporation. He has also served as an engineer for Louisville Metro Public Works.

Hartlage has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Louisville and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

Image: Louisville Regional Airport Authority/ Dan Dry