Improved Rental Car Lot 
Lowest Debt in 20 Years

New Director

August Nonstop Savings

Phil Lynch


James S. Welch, Jr.


Jon Meyer


Greg Fischer


Mary Rose Evans
Earl F. Jones
Elaine Musselman
Evelyn Strange

Gail L. Strange
Jeffrey Sullivan
Steve Trager    


Skip Miller
Executive Director


July 2013

Airport Authority Announces Board Officers

Phil Lynch

At the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Mayor Greg Fischer reappointed Phil Lynch as Chairman of the Board. In addition, the Board re-elected Jim Welch as Vice Chairman and Jon Meyer as Secretary-Treasurer.


Mr. Lynch is Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications for Brown-Forman. He was appointed to the Board in April 2003, elected Vice Chairman in January 2004, and appointed Chairman in November 2009.


Mr. Welch, a licensed pilot, was appointed to the Board in 2009 and is Vice Chairman of Brown-Forman Corporation, with global responsibility for corporate strategy, corporate affairs and diversity.


Mr. Meyer was appointed to the Board and first elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2011. He is Partner and Chair of the Board of Jones, Nale & Mattingly PLC, Certified Public Accountants in Louisville, KY.




Improvements to Rental Car Facility


The convenient rental car quick-turn-around (QTA) facility, located just west of the terminal at Louisville International Airport, is undergoing a major renovation.


To allow for the construction, the Credit-Card-Only lot just east of the terminal will close on Thursday, August 15, so that it can be reconfigured to temporarily serve as the rental car parking area.


Special orange-and-black signs will be posted on airport roadways and directional signage will be placed in the terminal directing travelers to the temporary rental car pick up location.





Airport Authority Debt at Lowest in 20 Years 

At the July meeting of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) Board, Chairman Phil Lynch advised the Board the LRAA is beginning the new fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) with a debt load smaller ($289 million) than any time in the last 20 years. In addition, it was noted that the Authority's debt had been reduced by 1/3 in just the last 10 years.


"This is great news for the future of our airport and is the direct result of exceptional management and the strength of our business partners," said Lynch.


The proof of that, said Lynch, was "we have not just been paying down debt; rather, we have simultaneously continued to improve our facilities and prepare for the future."





New Public Safety Director Named

Jim Sohan


Jim Sohan has been named Director of Public Safety for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. In this role, he will oversee all public safety functions-including police, fire fighting, EMS and dispatch.


Prior to joining the Airport Authority, Sohan worked as a police officer for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) for 22 years. He retired on January 1, 2011 from the LMPD with the rank of Major/ 3rd Division Commander. Jim also served 10 years as a captain at Camp Taylor Fire Department and as a firefighter with the Fern Creek Fire Department.


He has a bachelor degree in criminal justice from the University of Louisville and has passed all national certifications with the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).





Nonstop Savings


Enjoy monthly savings offered by the retail and food-and-beverage outlets in the Louisville International terminal through the Nonstop Savings Program available on the mobile website. Here are a few of the savings valid August 1-31, 2013, from the airport's business partners. For additional savings, visit   



The Paradies Shops (gift-and-news outlets) - Interlock Tote Bags in summer colors for $6.99; summer graphic tees for $8.88 and packable duffels in multiple colors and designs for $29.99.   




Woodford Reserve - Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad for $13.99

Stars of Louisville - Mozzarella Cheese Sticks for $6.29

Chili's Too - Guacamole Burger for $10.29

Starbucks - Black Iced Tea for $2.95

KFC Express - Hot Bites for $6.99
Quiznos - Classic Italian Sub for $7.19
Burger King - Fish Sandwich Combo for $6.59