Leadership & Board

Inspiring Economic Growth

Bishop International Airport Authority (BIAA), which manages Flint Bishop Airport (FNT), is committed to helping the airport leadership team increase air service opportunities and foster economic growth in the region. 

BIAA Board Members

Flint Bishop is governed by a board appointed by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners and City of Flint. The nine board members make up the Airport Authority. 

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Six board members cutting an Allegiant airline ribbon. Pictured from left to right: Loyst Fletcher, Jr., Kevin Keane, Nino Sapone, A.A.E., Winfield Cooper, III, and Mark Yonan

FNT Leadership and Board Members

Nino Sapone, A.A.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Nino Sapone graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Prior to coming to Flint Bishop International Airport, he worked for 26 years at Pittsburgh International Airport.
He is an Accredited Airport Executive and former President of the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. He currently serves on the AAAE Academic Relations, Operations, Safety and Emergency Planning, and Unmanned Aerial Systems committees.

Nino is results driven, qualified airport and business operations professional who productively leads diverse teams to new levels of success in a variety of highly complex situations and fast-paced environments.  He possesses the proven ability to analyze organizational changing business needs; implement systems engineering strategies; identify deficiencies and potential opportunities; and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, all while increasing revenues and improving customer service.

Image of board member Winfield Cooper, III

Winfield Cooper, III

Image of board member Loyst Fletcher, Jr.

Loyst Fletcher, Jr.

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Scott T. Henry

Image of board member Mark Yonan

Mark Yonan

Image of board member Erwin Meiers, III.

Erwin Meiers, III.

Board Member
Image of board member Karyn L. Miller

Karyn L. Miller

Board Member
Image of board member Kevin Keane

Kevin Keane

Board Member
Image of board member Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea

Board Member
Image of board member Valaria Moon

Valaria Moon

Board Member
Image of board member Peter E. Goodstein

Peter E. Goodstein

Of Counsel, Simen, Figura & Parker, P.L.C.
Image of board member Michael Gildner

Michael Gildner

Of Counsel, Simen, Figura & Parker, P.L.C.
Image of board member Dionne Griffin, CPA

Dionne Griffin, CPA

Chief Finance Officer
Image of board member Chris Yeates, A.A.E.

Chris Yeates, A.A.E.

Chief Operating Officer

What Travelers are Saying!

This is a nice, clean airport. The entrance to the airport, the checking area and the terminal is all very easy to navigate. Although I didn't get to have a drink there was a nice bar that seemed pretty hopping. The waiting area at the gates was comfy with decent wall charging access. Overall, i would fly here again.

- Dana N.