Manufacturing | Transportation & Logistics
Dane County Airport | Madison
Kimberly Jones has worked for the Dane County Regional Airport since 2004, was named its deputy director of finance and administration in 2011 and was selected as its director in 2018.
As deputy airport director, Jones was in charge of planning and directing the financial management of the airport’s $27 million operating budget, supervising financial operations, monitoring airport performance, assisting the director with developing policies and strategic planning, and developing the airport’s annual operating and capital budgets. Earlier in her career, Jones worked for the Des Moines International Airport.
As director of the Dane County airport, Jones has led the airport through a tumultuous two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptions to the industry.
The third largest full-time employer in Dane County, the airport generates an estimated economic impact of more than $600 million annually.
The airport continues to make progress on its $85 million South Terminal Expansion project, which includes a 90,000-square-foot addition to the south end of the terminal. The new area will include a new restaurant and retail space, new restrooms, a business center, a children’s play area, and a service animal relief area. Phase one of the project is targeted for completion by the end of the year; phase two, which includes the demolition of the existing south end, is expected to be completed in July 2023.
Education: Bachelor’s, Drake University