July 2, 2018

Retired Indiana Fever Member, Olympian Tamika Catchings Appointed To Airport Authority Board

Indianapolis International Airport - Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Airport Authority

Indianapolis International Airport

Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Airport Authority

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the appointment of Tamika Catchings to the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board on Monday.

Catchings is a retired Indiana Fever player, a four-time Olympic athlete and has been involved in a variety of community efforts since she retired from the WNBA in 2016.

She is the 11th member of the board, a new seat created by lawmakers in a bill passed during the 2018 legislative session.

Executive Director Mario Rodriguez says it’s good to have people like Catchings on the board who don’t have a background in airport management.

“Their value is…they’re here to represent the community at large. Because this is the community’s asset,” Rodriguez says.

In a statement Hogsett says he has long admired Catchings as a civic leader.

“I am certain her extensive experience and heart for Indianapolis leave her well prepared to help oversee our city’s award-winning airport,” Hogsett says.

The board oversees municipal airports and votes on things like the annual budget, new rules and regulations, and the acquisition and zoning of property.

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