Iowa DOT Office of Aviation800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Michelle McEnany, directorPh: 515-239-1659
Michelle Fletcher McEnany has served as the director of the Office of Aviation for the Iowa DOT since May of 2000. McEnany directs Office of Aviation programs, initiatives and staff to meet the overall mission of the office. In her role, she also acts as the primary liaison to various governmental agencies and aviation associations as well as local, state, and federal decision-makers. From 2003 to 2009, McEnany served in various capacities, including chair of the board of directors for the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO). McEnany also serves as the director of the Office of Public Transit.
Prior to joining the DOT, McEnany was the director of state and local relations for the Greater Des Moines Partnership (formerly known as the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce). Michelle is a graduate of Boston College with degrees in economics and political science.
Tim McClung, planning and outreach managerPh: 515-239-1689
Tim McClung serves as a program and project manager for the Office of Aviation. His responsibilities include managing the Iowa aircraft registration and dealer programs. He is also the project manager for various statewide aviation studies and programs, including those dealing with commercial air service development efforts in Iowa. His responsibilities include all communication and education programs for the Office of Aviation, including handling all media contacts on aviation related issues. McClung serves as the departments' liaison to aviation user groups and associations to identify and address aviation issues that are specific to Iowa. He is also the manager of the annual Iowa Aviation Conference.
McClung joined the Office of Aviation in 2003. He is a licensed commercial pilot with flight instructor and seaplane ratings. He was previously the airport manager and owner of Knoxville Flying Service at the Knoxville Municipal Airport prior to working in marketing with Vermeer in Pella. He is also a past member and chairman of the Knoxville Airport Commission and a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Kay Thede, program managerPh: 515-239-1048
Kay Thede manages aviation funding programs for the Office of Aviation. Her responsibilities include coordinating federal airport improvement programs, coordinating aviation funding and programming, administering the airport development and vertical infrastructure programs, and managing the aviation system planning process. Thede is also involved in federal legislative analysis, general aviation security, land-use issues and disadvantage business enterprise (DBE) reporting.
Thede has been with the Iowa DOT since 1986 and with the Office of Aviation since 2002. During Thede's career with the Iowa DOT, she has held several positions in the following divisions: Motor Vehicle and Operations and Finance. She holds a masterís degree in Industrial Relations from Iowa State University.
Mike Marr, airport inspectorPh: 515-239-1468
Mike Marr's responsibilities include inspecting general aviation airports to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements, managing the statewide system of automated weather observation stations, pavement condition reports, runway marking programs, airport directories, and aviation charts. He also administers the facility and equipment program for airport emergency needs.
Marr is a licensed pilot and a graduate of Iowa State University. He began with the Iowa DOT working in the Materials Lab in 1998 and joined the Office of Aviation in 2002.
Kris Klop, program specialistPh: 515-239-1697
Kris Klop provides program and technical support for the Office of Aviation and aviation stakeholders in Iowa. In addition to handling customer service and compliance initiatives for the aircraft registration program, he also provides programming assistance for state and federal aviation programs. Additional responsibilities include aviation database management, maintenance of the statewide aviation calendar of events, and coordination for aviation conferences, meetings, and events.
Prior to joining the Office of Aviation in 2013, Klop spent 14 years working at the Des Moines International Airport, most recently as an airport operations supervisor. Prior to moving to Iowa, he worked for a fixed-base operator in California, and then in airline safety and operations training in Missouri.
Cathy Mather, office assistantPh: 515-239-1140
Cathy Mather provides administrative support for the office's of Aviation, Public Transit, and Rail Transportation. Among office management duties, Mather provides phone support and directs calls to appropriate Office of Aviation staff. She also processes payment vouchers, works with meeting arrangements, and facilitates staff scheduling.
Mather has been with the Iowa DOT since 1999 and worked with the Operations and Finance Division before moving to the Modal Division in 2009.