The Johnson County Airport Commission operates two of the busiest airports in the state, a 1,000 acre commerce center with over 60 resident businesses and organizations with nearly 5,000 private employees, a six-mile rail system that moves over 1,000 cars a year, and a water system that distributes close to 300 million gallons annually. The third busiest airport in Kansas is New Century AirCenter in New Century, Kansas and the fourth is Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas.
Meet the Team
Larry Peet - Deputy Director
Larry Peet has been Deputy Director for the Johnson County Airport Commission since August 25, 2014 and is responsible for all aviation and operations activities at both Johnson County airports. Larry graduated from St. Louis University's, Parks College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics, majoring in Aviation Management. He is a commercial, multi-engine instrument rated pilot with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. His operations experience spans from working as a flight deck director aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, to Senior Airport Operations Supervisor at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Larry has also held various positions in the corporate environment including Business Development Manager, Senior Contract Administrator for Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Senior Sales Engineer all with Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, KS. In 2012, he moved to Kansas City to serve as Director of Sales for Hangar 10 Aviation, after serving as Director of Operations for Port City Air in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Josh Schoenhofer - Finance Manager
Josh Schoenhofer serves as the Finance Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial functions for the Airport Commission.
George Hopper - Operations Supervisor
George Hopper serves as the Operations Supervisor. He is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance operation functions in the areas of Airfield and Rail.
Curtis Rogers - Operations Supervisor
Curtis Rogers serves as the Operations Supervisor. He is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance operation functions in the areas of Fleet, Facilities & Grounds, and Water Systems.
Joel Johnson - Senior Accounting Analyst & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Joel Johnson serves as the Senior Accounting Analyst & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. He is responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations, lease administration and emergency preparedness functions.
Chrissy Hails - Customer Service & Administrative Assistant
Chrissy Hails serves as the Customer Service & Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for day-to-day office functions that include billing, t-hangar coordination, waitlist management and other administrative functions.