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AUTHORITY MEMBERS BIOGRAPHIES

Jim Boyd, Chairman
James (Jim) Boyd (Chairman) was first appointed to the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority Board by Mayor Clarice Liechty in April 2007 to complete the term vacated by George Teller. He was subsequently re-appointed to serve on the board 2008-2012. Mr. Boyd was elected to serve as Vice Chairman in October, 2007, then elected Chairman in July, 2010. Mr. Boyd also serves on the Airport Human Resource Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Commercial Air Service Committee.

Mr. Boyd has been a Jamestown resident since 1975, working at Goodrich Corporation from 1975 to 2006, when he retired after 31 years of service. His professional career here began in design engineering, progressed through program management, but spent his last 22 years in marketing and business development. He retired as Director of Business Development and Product Support. Mr. Boyd is Past President of the Jamestown Stutsman Development Corporation and serves on the Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Greenhouse Development Committee.

Mr. Boyd earned his Masters in Management from the University of Mary and his BS in Arts & Science with a major in Mathematics from South Dakota State University. He is married to Margaret, who is a retired Registered Nurse and they have two grown sons, Bradley and his wife Landa plus three children, and Jay and his wife Jackie plus two children.



Keith Veil
Keith Veil

Keith is an aviation enthusiast with an enormous amount of real-world flying experience from his flights around the country.













Craig Neys
Craig Neys

Craig is on the Economic Development Committee of the Jamestown Regional Airport.

Craig serves on Stutsman County Commission, Social Service Board, South Central Regional Council, Landfill Committee, Bureau of Reclamation Liaison and State Fair.













Mayor Katie Andersen
Mayor Katie Andersen

Katie moved to Jamestown with her parents, Ron Hemmer and Laurie Julian, and three siblings, Austin, Mason and Caroline, in 1994. Katie graduated from Jamestown High School in 1999 with a class rank of 1 out of 263. Katie attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She graduated with high-honors in just over three years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While attending college Katie worked for Mix Dry Cleaners, Perkins Family Restaurant in Jamestown and Brookings, Jamestown Country Club pro-shop and swimming pool, and Jamestown Gymnastics Club.
Katie worked for the South Dakota Legislature for two sessions as partisan and non-partisan staff of the Appropriation Committee. She has also been the assistant manager of Perkins Family Restaurant in Fargo and the director of a non-profit organization (Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club). Katie is currently the co-owner of Martinizing Dry Cleaning in Jamestown and a licensed real estate agent in ND for Dardis Realty.
In 2004 Katie married Ryan Andersen. Ryan is also a graduate of Jamestown High School. Ryan also has a degree in Math from Jamestown college and a degree in Engineering from NDSU. Ryan and Katie have one son, Camron. Camron will be four years old in July, 2010.
Katie enjoys music, gymnastics, golf and learning. She is a member of the Basilica Choir at St. James Basilica, where she is also a cantor for parish services. She also chairs the Liturgy Committee for the Basilica. Katie is a registered gymnastics official for the North Dakota High School Activities Association. Though Katie is no longer coaching gymnastics, she is happy to have the opportunity to support the sport she loves through officiating. Katie is also pursuing a Master of Education Degree to continue her love of life long learning and share her passion for government with secondary and upper level education students.

Katie is currently part of the Commercial Air Service Committee, Economic Development Committee, and Finance Committee at the airport.



Brent Harris
Brent Harris

Brent serves on the Airport Authority as a member of the HR Committee, Commercial Air Service Committee, and Economic Development Committee.

Brent is also a huge UND Hockey fan and attends as many games as possible each season.










Trent Sletto

Trent is the most recent addition to the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority, appointed January 1, 2015. He serves on the Operations Committee and General Aviation Committee.

Trent is a private pilot.


Mark Urquhart
Mark's 5 year term started January 1, 2017. He is from Canada and works at Cavendish Farms.