Board of Directors

The Erie Regional Airport Authority is a Pennsylvania Municipal Corporation established in 1951, under the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act No. 164, for the purpose of acquiring, holding, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating, owning, leasing and providing financing for the airport and all facilities necessary or incident thereto.

The Airport Authority's Board consists of nine members, five appointed by the City Council of Erie and four appointed by Erie County Council. The appointments are non-authoritative in nature. There is no continuing linkage between the appointing authority and the board member. The oversight responsibility of the appointing authority ends with the appointment. Board members cannot be removed without cause and Pennsylvania law provides an impeachment procedure to be utilized if there is reasonable cause for a board member's removal.

For 2023, the Erie Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm in conference room on the second floor of the Erie Intermodal Transportation Center, 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie PA 16507 unless otherwise advertised.  

The meeting dates for 2023 are as follows:

  • Jan 25, 2023
  • Feb 22, 2023
  • Mar 22, 2023
  • Apr 26, 2023
  • May 24, 2023
  • Jun 28, 2023
  • Jul 26, 2023
  • Aug 23, 2023
  • Sep 27, 2023
  • Oct 25, 2023
  • Nov 15, 2023
  • Dec 20, 2023

You can always call Erie Regional Airport Authority Administration to confirm meeting location- 814-833-4258.

Board of Directors


Aaron Susmarski
Aaron Susmarski - President Pro-Tem
  • First Term Expiration: 12/31/2023
  • Appointed by: Erie County Council
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Ryan Bergquist -  Board Member
  • First Term Expiration:  12/31/2025
  • Appointed by: Erie City Council
Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner - Board Member
  • First Term Expiration: 12/31/2023
  • Appointed by: Erie City Council
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Daniel Giannelli - President
  • Second Term Expiration:  12/31/2024
  • Appointed by: Erie City Council
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Brian Slawin - Secretary
  • First Term Expiration:  12/31/2026
  • Appointed by: Erie City Council
david hallman
David Hallman, Jr. - Treasurer
  • Second Term Expiration:  12/31/2025
  • Appointed by: Erie County Council
Dorothy Smith-Fraizer -  Board Member
  • First Term Expiration:  12/31/2027
  • Appointed by: Erie City Council
Peter Burton - Board Member

First Term Expiration: 12/31/2025
Appointed by: Erie County Council

Eric Rogers - Board Member

First Term Expiration: December 31, 2027
Appointed by: Erie County Council