Mr. Klein currently administers the MPD Aeronautics Group.
His responsibilities include the 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (ACIP),
State wide planning projects, the Airport Loan Program, and the Arizona Pavement
Preservation Program. Prior to joining the Division, Michael served as the
Executive Director of the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa. After
graduating from Arizona State University in 1973 Michael was an airport planning
and development consultant for eleven years and subsequently managed airports in
Sierra Vista, Arizona, Tweed-New Haven, Connecticut and in Prescott, Arizona.
In addition to being a commercial pilot, Michael Klein is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE)
with the American Association of
Airports Executives (AAAE) and has worked on national aviation issues by serving
as the Chairman of the AAAE General Aviation National Committee and as a member of
the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Policy group of the AAAE.