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City of Hutchinson Welcomes Alek Stang as New Airport Director


By the City of Hutchinson


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The City of Hutchinson is thrilled to announce the selection of Alek Stang as the new Airport Director for Hutchinson Regional Airport. With a diverse background in aviation and a proven record of leadership, Mr. Stang brings invaluable expertise to this pivotal role.

A native of Wichita, Mr. Stang’s passion for aviation was fostered by his family’s involvement in the industry. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in Aerospace Management and a minor in business, along with a private pilot license, Mr. Stang embarked on a varied career journey. His experience includes serving in the U.S. Army as a UH-60 Blackhawk mechanic and crew chief, working as a government contractor for Lockheed Martin, and serving as a ground operations supervisor for Southwest Airlines at Dallas Love Field. Most recently, Mr. Stang served as the Operations Manager at Newton City/County Airport in Kansas, where he thrived under the mentorship of Brian Palmer.

In his new capacity as Airport Director, Alek Stang will oversee Hutchinson Regional Airport, a crucial gateway to the Hutchinson community. Tasked with driving economic development, ensuring safety, and enhancing the passenger experience, Mr. Stang will lead the airport into a future marked by innovation and excellence. Reporting directly to City Manager Mary Grace Clements, Mr. Stang will be responsible for strategic planning, budget management, staff development, and community engagement.

“Alek Stang’s extensive experience and exceptional leadership make him the ideal choice to lead Hutchinson Regional Airport,” said City Manager Mary Grace Clements. “His strategic vision and collaborative approach will be invaluable as we work to elevate the airport’s role as a driver of economic growth and a vital asset to our community.”