Doug Joest


EVANSVILLE, IN – Nov. 16, 2010 – The Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District is pleased to announce that current Interim Manager and Treasurer-Finance Manager, Douglas Joest has been promoted to Airport Manager. In his new role, Mr. Joest will be responsible for overseeing all operations at Evansville Regional Airport as well as strengthening strategic relationships with the community, airlines, and governmental entities. Mr. Joest stated, “I look forward to working with our board, staff and community in continuing to improve Evansville Regional Airport for the tri-state area”

An Evansville native, Joest has served the airport for almost four years as Treasurer and Finance Manager and as Interim Manager since July 2010 as well as serving on the EVAAD board for 5 years. In addition to his 13 years management experience in aviation services, his many accomplishments include: BS Degree in Accounting from University of Southern Indiana, certified public accountant, instrument rated pilot, member of American Association of Airport Executives, member of American Institute of CPA’s, board member of Tri-State World Trade Network.

The search for a new manager began last July upon the retirement of long time airport manager Bob Working. A search committee of Board members and community leaders was formed to evaluate the leadership needs of the Evansville Regional Airport. “The search process revealed that Mr. Joest possesses the qualifications and experience that is necessary to effectively lead the airport. His knowledge of this community and the operations of the airport position him well to make a successful transition,” said Board President Derrick Stewart.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District is located at 7801 Bussing Drive, Evansville, IN 47725-6799. For more information, please call 812-480-1471.