Mr. Frank Vala was appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners by Sangamon County Chairman Andy Van Meter on September 11, 2002. Mr. Vala is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and has served on numerous boards. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Urban League and the YMCA. Mr. Vala founded Community Care Systems in 1980 and Valco Awards & More, Inc., in 1982.