by Tyler Hale
Bryan K. Malinowski has been named the permanent executive director for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission announced that Malinowski would serve as the executive director on Nov. 12.
Malinowski has served as the airport’s interim director since June 2019, following the resignation of former executive director Ronald F. Mathieu. In May 2019, Mathieu resigned to assume the role of president and CEO at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
At the time of the Matheiu’s resignation, the airport announced that it would launch a nationwide search for his successor. The search was led by Florida-based ADK Executive Search. Following the search, the commission selected Malinowski to head the airport.
“I’m humbled and thankful for the confidence of the Airport Commission and staff,” Malinowski said in a statement. “Under the Commission’s leadership, Little Rock has become one of the top small hub airports in the nation, and I look forward to carrying on its vision.”
Malinowski joined Clinton National Airport in 2008, having previously served in leadership roles at FortLauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, El Paso International Airport and Lehigh Valley International Airport. His first role at Clinton National was as the director of properties, planning and development, and he was promoted to deputy executive director in 2009.