Each year, the Florida Department of Transportation recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to Florida aviation. In July, we learned that the prestigious award of Aviation Professional of the Year was given to MPO Board Member and Hillsborough Aviation Authority‘s CEO, Joe Lopano.
Mr. Lopano’s contribution to the world of transportation starts locally and reaches across the world. The impact of his vision is felt when visiting Tampa International Airport’s new car rental facility, people mover and updated concessions. And now there are nonstop flights to Switzerland, Panama, Cuba, and soon Germany.
The MPO Board and staff continue to appreciate Mr. Lopano’s valuable input during MPO meetings and are honored to have this award-winning member on the MPO Board.