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 manages communications, educational programming, aircraft registration, and air service development programs for the Office of Aviation. He is also involved in conducting research, studies, and legislative analysis on aviation issues impacting aviation in Iowa. Tim serves as the department’s liaison to aviation user groups and associations to identify and address aviation issues that are specific to Iowa.
McClung is a licensed commercial pilot with seaplane rating and has previous experience as an airport manager and owner of Knoxville Flying Service at the Knoxville Municipal Airport. He is also a past member and chairman of the Knoxville Airport Commission and a graduate of the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Office of Aviation in 2003, he worked in marketing with Vermeer in Pella.
Shane Wright, program managerPh: 515-239-1048
Shane Wright is the aviation program manager for the Office of Aviation. Shane’s primary responsibilities include managing the State Aviation Program and coordinating the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program in Iowa. He also works with airspace issues, incompatible land use involving airports, and the aviation system planning process.
Prior to joining the Iowa DOT in 2015, Wright was the assistant airport director of the Manhattan Regional Airport in Kansas for 5 ˝ years, where he also earned his A.A.A.E. Certified Member designation. He graduated from the University of Dubuque in 2007 with Bachelor of Science degrees in aviation management and flight operations, including a commercial pilots license with multi-engine/instrument ratings. He later earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an emphasis in management and marketing.
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.