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Jodie Bare has been named the first chief innovation officer at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, operators of John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), where she will help develop innovative solutions to enhance the travel experience at the airport.

Bare comes to CMH after serving as director of data and innovation for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. She has experience in an array of organizations, including IT, sales, finance, human resources, production, project management, manufacturing and delivery, and was previously part of the Smart Columbus management team.

In this new role, Bare will monitor market trends, building internal and external relationships and implementing strategic initiatives. She will also oversee the authority’s technology services division.

“Jodie’s innovation and technology expertise, coupled with her transportation and project management experience, make her an ideal candidate to help lead the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in 2020 and beyond,” says Joe Nardone, president and CEO of the authority. “We are excited to have her on board.”