Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has oversight authority on all airport policies, operations and budget.

There are seven members of the GYY Airport Authority appointed to 4-year terms by the Governor of Indiana, City of Gary and Lake and Porter Counties, respectively.

Members of the GYY Airport Authority:

Timothy Fesko
State of Indiana Governor Appointee
Dyer, IN

Trent McCain
Vice President
City of Gary Mayor Appointee

Gary, IN

Millicent Mason
City of Gary Mayor Appointee
Gary, IN

Gerald Anderson
City of Gary Mayor Appointee
Gary, IN

William “Bill” Cook
City of Gary Appointee
Gary, IN

Philip Mullins
Lake County Appointee

Wes Kotys
Porter County Appointee
Chesterton, IN

Chicago/Gary Regional Airport Authority

GYY is a member of the Chicago/Gary Regional Airport Authority, an interstate compact agreement between the cities of Gary and Chicago. The agreement links GYY with Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport as part of a regional network of airports in the Chicago Metropolitan region.


B.R. Lane – Deputy Executive Director

William G. Godwin, Esq.- Vice Chairman
President, Gary Common Council

Ronald Brewer- Member
Planning Committee Chairman, Gary Common Council

Stephen Mays-Member
Gary Chicago International Airport Board

Alecia Pritchett-Member
Gary Chicago International Airport Board

Bill  Hanna- Member
State of Indiana Member


Elvin Charity, Esq. – Chairman
Attorney, Charity & Associates

Reshma Soni– Treasurer
Comptroller, City of Chicago

Celia Meza – Member
Acting Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago

Jamie Rhee – Member
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

Airport Management and Staff

Duane Hayden
Executive Director / COO
(219) 949-4936

Charles Sweet, II
Airport Manager
(219) 949-4911

Ken Cast
Assistant Airport Manager
(219) 805-6445

Ezerine Harris
Staff Accountant
(219) 949-4903

GYY is managed by AvPorts