Duluth Airport Authority
Board of Directors.
Our board members provide the wise counsel we depend on to help us guide the Duluth International Airport into the future.
July 20, 2015 – July 20, 2018
Ms. Tanski began her tourism career 24 years ago at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Her primary focus was meetings and conventions where she established an extensive client base within the region and across the country. In 2005 she was named Director of Sales at Visit Duluth where she was responsible for leading convention sales initiatives citywide and expanding partnerships within the local hospitality industry. Ms. Tanski was named President/CEO of Visit Duluth in February 2014. She shares her extensive background in marketing, promotion and branding at the state level by serving on the Explore Minnesota Meet in MN Committee. Locally, she chairs the Duluth Police Foundation Board of Directors and serves on the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Depot Advisory Committee and the Hermantown Board of Appeals. Ms. Tanski is a lifelong resident of the Twin Ports and earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications from UW-Superior.
January 23, 2014 – July 1, 2019
Craig Fellman is the President & CEO of the Jamar Company and its subsidiaries. Craig has worked with APi Group and The Jamar Company for over 14 years and served as Jamar’s President & CEO since January 1st of 2014. He started working with APi Group at LeJeune Steel, a structural steel fabricator, then transitioned to Jamar at the end of 2003. Craig is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he studied Environmental Science and Systems Engineering. Upon graduating from West Point, he attended US Army flight school. He served just over 7 years as a UH-60 Blackhawk aviation officer until the end of 2002. He also earned his certificate in Lean Construction from Lake Superior College in 2008 and LEED Accreditation in 2009. He served on the Duluth Chamber of Commerce Board, Lake Superior Zoo Board, Vestry and Building Committee for St. Paul’s Church, and youth athletics boards.
July 19, 2016 – July 19, 2019
Todd Fedora has been involved in Commercial Banking in the Duluth area dating back to 1987 starting his career with the then First Bank, beginning in the activity of purchasing indirect auto, boat & recreational vehicle installment contracts from Minnesota retail dealerships. From 1988 to 1996, he worked in the Commercial Banking department at First Bank, starting as a credit analyst and eventually rising to VP-Commercial Banking before departing for a VP- Senior Lending Position with M & I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, n/k/a BMO Harris Bank, N.A. in Superior, WI & Duluth, MN. Todd rejoined US Bank in September, 2012 as Commercial Team Lead at US Bank Duluth, accepting the position of Market President in February, 2014. Todd was a prior member of the Duluth Airport Authority (2002- 2005), of the Duluth City Council (2008-11), the Duluth Economic Development Authority (2008-11) and is currently a member of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2015- ), Great Lakes Aquarium (2015 – ) and Benedictine Health Center (2015 – ).
July 16, 2018 – July 1, 2021
Don McIsaac is Executive Vice President and CFO of Cirrus Industries, Inc. a privately held manufacturer of single engine general aviation aircraft located in Duluth, Minnesota. Prior to joining Cirrus, Don has held senior executive positions with financial and operational management roles in a variety of companies with global operations and revenue ranging from $100 million to $2 billion. These companies include Textron Inc., Paccar, Hubbell Incorporated and Blue Bird Bus Company. Don graduated from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with a BA in History and has earned his Chartered Professional Accountants designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Elissa Hansen, President & CEO of the Northspan Group, Inc., invests her time creatively advancing others’ capabilities. Recently, she has facilitated strategic planning processes for numerous public, private, and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Midwest. She also spearheaded the creation of the Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative and has worked to expand and enhance Northspan’s programs. She leads Northspan with over 20 years of experience in business and economic development across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
July 9, 2018 – July 1, 2021
Kimberly J. Maki is the head of the Civil Division for the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office. She obtained her B.A. in environmental studies from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN and her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR. After ten years in private practice, she accepted employment with the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, where she represents the county on public works, mining, county administration and governance matters. She has served on the Duluth Charter Commission, the 11th District Bar Association Board, and the Board of University Nursery School. She lives in Duluth with her husband and two kids.
Jeffery D. Anderson is the former Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director to Minnesota’s Eighth District U.S. Representative Richard M. Nolan (2013-2019). Mr. Anderson has also served as a Duluth City Councilor (2008-2012) and Duluth Economic Development Authority Commissioner (2008-2012). He currently serves as a member of the Duluth Charter Commission, the 1200 Fund, Glensheen Advisory Board and the Duluth Airport Joint Zoning Board. Born and raised on Minnesota’s Vermilion Iron Range in Ely, Anderson attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and served for 6-years in the Minnesota Army National Guard. He worked in broadcast radio for 17-years before his government service with Mr. Nolan. He currently works as a government and public affairs consultant with the Costin Group. Jeff and his husband Jason Vincent own and operate the Boat Club Restaurant & Bar in Duluth and the Vanilla Bean Restaurant’s in Duluth and Two Harbors.