Port Authority Appoints New Airport Manager

Jerome Sheridan

Jerome Sheridan officially joined the Virgin Islands Port Authority (Authority) on Monday, Aug. 19, as the its new airport manager. He is responsible for the overall management and operation of both the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. Sheridan will also manage federal and local compliance matters and the operation of the airfields and facilities’ infrastructure. According to a press release issued Tuesday by the V.I. Port Authority.

Prior to joining the Authority, Sheridan served as the airport operations supervisor for 13 years at the Capital Region Airport Commission, which owns and operates Richmond International Airport in Sandston, Va. He brings a wealth of experience having supervised the day to day management of operations at a facility generating about four million enplanements and 119 million pounds of cargo. He successfully completed capital projects valued over $65 million – including new terminal buildings, multi-level parking garages, runway rehabilitation projects, new taxiway systems, aviation ramp development and LED-lighting system installations.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Sheridan join our port management team to oversee all aviation operations in the territory,” said VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe. “His extensive aviation experience will significantly contribute to maintaining the airports’ infrastructure to sustain increased passenger and aircraft activity. Mr. Sheridan’s employment as our new airport manager also satisfies the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 139 requirement that VIPA employs a certified airport manager to oversee all our aviation operations,” Dowe said.

Sheridan has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and an FAA Ground School Certification from Dowling College. He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. He has also completed the AAAE certified membership and certified employee programs.

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