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North Council meets the third Thursday of each month (except December) from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Samburu Room at the main entrance of the Jacksonville Zoo

March Networking Lunch

March 19, 2020 | Samburu Room, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

John Rutherford

Todd Lindner 
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Director, Cecil Spaceport

Todd Lindner graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Technology and 1998 with a Master’s of Science Degree in Aviation Management and Airline Administration.

From 1989 to 2004, Mr. Lindner served as a corporate pilot operating business aircraft before transitioning into a position which included Aviation Management. In June of 2005, Mr. Lindner was employed by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) as the Administrator of Planning before being promoted to Senior Manager of Aviation Planning and Spaceport Development. In August of 2006, Mr. Lindner was assigned the task of establishing a Spaceport to accommodate Horizontal Launch Vehicles at Cecil Airport. In this role, he was responsible for the successful completion of the Spaceport Licensing process and coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation and Air Traffic Organization. In January 2010, JAA was issued Launch Site Operators License 09-012. In March 2017, Mr. Lindner was promoted to Director, Cecil Spaceport. In this capacity, he is responsible for all interests related to commercial space operations including operational activity, oversight of infrastructure development and synchronization between launch vehicle operators and FAA. Additionally, Mr. Lindner provides coordination and guidance relative to aviation and space related issues to Space Florida, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the Authority’s Board of Directors and JAA staff.

Mr. Lindner is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives. Also, he is an accredited member of Airport Council International – North America, American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation Board of Directors.

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