The Naples Airport Authority Announces New Deputy Director of Aviation

Jan. 7, 2021

The Naples Airport Authority has named Justin Lobb as deputy director of aviation for the authority. In this newly created position, Lobb will be responsible for the oversight of the fixed base operation, airport operations, security, maintenance, planning, and development activities at Naples Airport (APF). Lobb is an experienced aviation professional with extensive knowledge of airport management functions and a passion for improving the general aviation community in Florida. He will begin his new position on Jan. 18. 

Lobb worked for Collier County Airport Authority for six years and most recently served as executive manager, overseeing operations at Marco Island (MKY), Immokalee (IMM) and Everglades (X01) Airports. During his tenure as executive manager, he oversaw numerous successful capital projects, including major runway and taxiway reconstruction projects, an ongoing $16M terminal and apron redevelopment project, an airport master plan update and security/safety upgrades. Lobb also worked for Sanford Airport Authority and AVCON, Inc. 

“I am excited to join an amazing team of aviation professionals right here in a community that I’ve been proud to call home,” said Lobb. “I’m eager to lend my local experience to further the airport’s vision while contributing to the sustainable, strategic, and measured development of a tremendously important asset — and in a manner that is collaborative and aligned with the community’s objectives. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, we see just how important general aviation airports like APF are for the long-term economic viability of the regions they serve. To that end, I look forward to embracing this new set of challenges  and opportunities  for the benefit of the GA community, and my fellow neighbors of Naples and the Paradise Coast.” 

Lobb earned his bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology. He went on to receive a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. Lobb was named as 2019 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40.