Fresno Yosemite International Airport Finance and Business Manager Receives Top Industry Professional Award

FRESNO, CA (May 5, 2017) – Fresno Yosemite International Airport today announced Airports Finance and Business Manager Lino Del Signore is the recipient of the 2017 Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Small Airport Finance Professional of the Year Award. This award is open to all North American airports. Awardees are selected separately for Large, Medium and Small sized airports. Mr. Del Signore was selected from among peers nominated from small airports throughout the United States and Canada.

Mr. Del Signore’s recognition is a testament of his contribution to strong financial performance and the implementation of strategic initiatives essential in planning for the airport’s continued passenger growth and future infrastructure needs.

“These growing needs require airport finance professionals to be creative in developing sustainable financial structures to fund the necessary capital improvement programs that position their airports to best serve their passengers and communities. I congratulate the 2017 Airport Finance Professionals of the Year on their accomplishments in the industry,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.

“Mr. Del Signore’s recognition as one of North America’s leading financial professionals in the airport industry is a distinguished honor for Fresno Yosemite International Airport and the City of Fresno,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “This prominent ACI-NA award demonstrates that the organization and its members acknowledge and support Fresno’s efforts to implement sound financial decisions consistent with industry best practices as well as initiatives to sustain reasonable operating and capital costs for airline and airport partners through diversification and a focus on capturing revenue streams in a manner that is fair and reasonable to all stakeholders.”

In his role as Finance and Business Manager, Mr. Del Signore has fostered financial sustainability and positioned Fresno Yosemite International Airport to accommodate future needs. Over the last year, he developed an airline incentive program, a five-year airline rates and charges plan, a 10-year financial strategic plan, initiated a new Passenger Facility Charge program, obtained rating agency outlook and upgrade improvements and built airport reserves that are consistently above rating agency desired levels. Due to his efforts, the airport exceeded each of its key financial metrics in the fiscal year 2016.