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The Capital Region Airport Authority (CRAA) board of directors this week named Nicole Noll-Williams as the new president and CEO of the Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI.

Noll-Williams, who was named to the airport position following a nationwide year-long search, is currently Mid-Michigan regional director for U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, a position she has held since 2018. She brings more than 25 years of experience in airline, airport and travel management industries, as well as government relations, to her new role.

The appointment is a homecoming for Noll-Williams, who served as the airport’s customer satisfaction and air service development director from 2013 to 2018, and its regional market development director from 2004 to 2013.

“Nicole brings significant depth and experience to help navigate our growth, and she has a deep appreciation for how important this airport — a gateway to more than 500 destinations worldwide — is to the mid-Michigan region,” said John Shaski, CRAA board chair.

The start date for Noll-Williams has yet to be determined. Robert Benstein, who has been serving as interim CEO of LAN since December 2019, will continue to lead the airport until Noll-Williams formally comes on board at the airport.