Dr. Susan Shea was re-appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority Board (SAA) by Mayor James Langfelder in February 2018. She previously served on the SAA Board from 1993 – 2005, as Finance Commissioner and Chair; she resigned when she became the first female Director of Aeronautics for the Illinois Department of Transportation, a position she held from June 2005 through December 2014. Dr. Shea is also a former educator with extensive experience in administration and personnel. Previous positions include K-8 teacher, school administrator, Manager of Program and Professional Development for the Illinois State Board of Education, adjunct professor and guest lecturer for the University of Illinois at Springfield, and the Education Policy and Agency Relations Director for the Illinois Education Association. Dr. Shea received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Western Illinois University and her Doctorate in Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.