Board of Directors

First appointed to the Board by Mayor Mike Johanns to fill an unexpired position in February of 1998. He was subsequently elected to the Board in May of 1999, and re-elected in May 2003, second term in 2009 and third term in May 2015, which term will expire May, 2021. John is the Chairman of Hoppe, Inc., a real estate development firm in Lincoln. John is also a Nebraska Real Estate Broker with Primesites, LLC, and owner of Signs Now Lincoln, LLC. Contact at: PO Box 6074, Lincoln, NE 68506, direct # 402 441-4088, cell # 402 432-6074, email:

BOB SELIG, Secretary
First appointed to the Board in February 2017 by Mayor Beutler to fill a vacancy and re-appointed in July 2017 to fill an unexpected vacancy, Bob brings 40 years of experience in the management and development of public airports and foreign trade zones. Most recently retiring from his position as President/CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, Lansing, MI., for 14 years, Nebraska-born Bob and his wife Kathy moved back to NE to be closer to family. Contact at: email:

Mayor Chris Beutler appointed Nick Cusick to fill Dr. Ed Raines’ position until the term expired in May, 2013, was elected for a six-year term in May, 2013 and re-elected to a second six-year term in May 2019. Nick is CEO of Bison, Inc., a local manufacturer of sports equipment. Contact at: email:

RICHARD NUERNBERGER, Assistant Secretary
Elected to the Board for a six-year term in May of 2011, then re-elected for another six-year term to the Board May 2017, which will expire May, 2023. Richard retired after 32 years of service as Lancaster County Treasurer from 1979 to 2011. He has lived in Lincoln since 1961, graduating from Lincoln Southeast High School and UNL. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Contact at: email:

ZACHARY MORA JAMES, Assistant Chairman
Elected for a six-year term to the Board May 2017, which will expire May, 2023. Zachary is a life-long resident of Lincoln and has attended both the Catholic & public school systems. After graduating from Lincoln High, he went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from Southeast Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Vermont. Zachary currently works at the Mora James Law Office as a legal assistant and lives in the Salt Valley View neighborhood. Contact at: email:

DAVID HARING, Executive Director for the Lincoln Airport Authority
David was appointed as the Executive Director of the Lincoln Airport Authority on August 29, 2014.  A native of Pennsylvania, David is a private pilot, a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives and a graduate of the University of North Dakota.  Prior to his appointment in Lincoln, David held a variety of positions at the Cheyenne Regional Airport in Cheyenne, WY, most recently serving as its Director of Aviation from 2007-2014. Contact at: email:

Senior Staff


BOB MCNALLY, Director – Operations

JENNY EKELER, Director – Administration and Finance

CHAD LAY, Director – Planning and Development


RACHEL BARTH, Director – Communications and Community Engagement

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