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Dane County Announces Director of Airport Will Be Retiring

June 08, 2018
Stephanie Miller 608-267-8823
County Executive

Today Dane County announced that Brad Livingston will be retiring as Director of the Dane County Regional Airport effective August 31, 2018.


“I want to thank Brad for his years of public service to the Dane County Regional Airport and the citizens of Dane County,” said Dane County Executive Parisi. “Under his leadership Dane County greatly grew our direct flights and improved our airport.”


Brad Livingston has worked 38th years in airport management, 25 years of that time as a Dane County employee working in various management positions at the airport.  Currently he is serving in his 15th year as the Airport Director.  During his tenure as Director he has secured non-stop routes to Washington, DC Reagan, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Salt Lake City, UT, Orlando, FL, Las Vegas, NV, Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX and most recently, San Francisco, CA. When Brad started in 1986 the total passenger count was under 900,000 and is now approaching 2 million.  Dane County now has an award winning concession program and have plans to further expand the program in 2019. 


Dane County Regional Airport has invested in a $300 million capital improvement program since 2003 with a plan to modernize and update the terminal in 2019/2020 while remaining self-supporting and off the property tax levy.


Brad is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. He has also worked at Centennial Airport in Denver Colorado, Omaha- Eppley Airfield in Omaha Nebraska in addition to the Dane County Regional Airport.


Dane County will be conducting a nationwide search to fill the position of Director of the Dane County Airport.