City of Mesa News Article
Airport gains experienced supervisor for projects & operations
By: Dee Anne Thomas
07/3/13 11:44 AM

    The City of Mesa's Falcon Field Airport has gained a veteran aviation professional with the recent appointment of Bradley Hagen as Airport Projects & Operations Supervisor.
    Hagen will oversee day-to-day Airport operations and coordinate construction and maintenance projects with City departments, other government agencies and contractors. As administrator of the Airport's grant applications, he will ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) requirements and work to ensure Falcon Field obtains the maximum grant funding for which it is eligible. He will work with the Airport's operations staff to ensure continued safe and timely maintenance of Airport facilities. 
    "We’re fortunate to have Brad join our staff at Falcon Field," Airport Director Corinne Nystrom said. "He will play an integral role in helping the airport maintain and improve its facilities to serve our aviation customers. His airport management experience will help Falcon Field grow as a top-tier general aviation airport."
    Before joining the City of Mesa, Hagen gained more than 21 years of experience as Airport Director at Waterloo (Iowa) Regional Airport, Rapid City (South Dakota) Regional Airport, Fort Dodge (Iowa) Regional Airport.
    During his tenure in Waterloo, Hagen completed a $4 million terminal renovation and supervised nearly $30 million in capital improvement projects, including a runway rehabilitation, hangar upgrades, and lighting and signage projects. The Iowa airport also became financially self-sufficient and attracted commercial regional jet service under his guidance. Hagen also helped expand use of the airport by residents of a multi-city regional area to promote its long-term viability through increased air service and revenues.
    "I’m glad to join the aviation community in Arizona," Hagen said. "Being part of Falcon Field is an opportunity to contribute within an impressive organization and an important sector of Mesa’s and Arizona’s economy." 
    He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
    Hagen can be reached at (480) 644-4230 or

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