Chad Rosenstein, who has been the head of government affairs and grants at the Lee County Port Authority for the past seven years, has moved north one county, being named chief administrative officer at the Charlotte County Airport.
Rosenstein will work under Charlotte County Airport CEO James Parish and have oversight of the finance, IT, property management, procurement and HR functions at the airport, according to a statement. The CAO position at the airport, under the call letters PGD, was created upon the retirement of former director of finance Sandy Cauley, the release adds.
Rosenstein has more than two decades of experience in the aviation industry. Prior to taking on government affairs and grants with Lee County, he spent four years at the organization managing the Noise and Airspace program. In that role, he oversaw a comprehensive noise study, several community outreach programs and the implementation of a flight tracking system at Southwest Florida International Airport, the release states. He was also a legislative analyst for LCPA, working closely with legislators and policy makers on local, state and federal levels. Before working in Fort Myers, Rosenstein worked in Maine for Delta Air Lines, as a station manager overseeing 30 full-time employees and a multimillion dollar annual station budget.
"In addition to his extensive aviation experience, Chad Rosenstein has a wealth of knowledge in state and federal procurement regulations, budgeting and grants processes,” Parish says in the statement “We are excited to have Chad on board to help PGD continue to grow in the most efficient and effective manner.”