The St. Joseph County Airport Authority Names Alan Tio as Vice President of Business Development

May 17, 2024
ADK Consulting & Executive Search
Alan Tio – SBN VP of Business Development
Alan Tio – SBN VP of Business Development

The St. Joseph County Airport Authority has named Alan Tio as Vice President of Business Development for South Bend International Airport (SBN). In this position, Mr. Tio will oversee the Airport Authority’s real estate portfolio and steer its business, commercial, and economic development initiatives. Mr. Tio began his new role  on May 6, 2024.

Mr. Tio brings more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles with local, regional, 
and state-level economic development organizations. Most recently, he served as Chief 
Executive Officer for Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation where he was responsible for business attraction, business retention and expansion, community development, and small business & entrepreneurship efforts. Mr. Tio has also served as Economic Developer for Michael Kinder & Sons,Inc.; Senior Vice President for Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership; and President for Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.

“I’m excited to join the SBN team in this newly created role leading business development,” said Mr. Tio. “The timing of this opportunity in my career and in the growth of the airport matches perfectly. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish with SBN as a strategic partner in the region’s economic development initiatives.”

Mr. Tio received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Miami University and went on to earn his master’s degree in Public Management from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council and was named to Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic Developers in North America in 2019. Mr. Tio is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation.