AIRPORT NAMES LESLIE FELLA NEW MARKETING DIRECTORLeslie Fella has been hired as the new marketing and air service director at Evansville Regional Airport.Airport officials said that Fella is responsible for various marketing and media outreach activities, including the development and implementation of communication and branding strategies and advertising campaigns and programs, as well as media relations. Fella is also responsible for air service development responsibilities aimed at retaining existing and attracting new air service to Evansville. Fella most recently served as a communications representative at aluminum manufacturer Alcoa in Newburgh, Ind.“We are very pleased to have Leslie onboard at Evansville Regional Airport,” said Doug Joest, airport executive director. “Her previous work experience andeducation has prepared her well for the breadth of responsibilities she assumes at the airport. We are excited about the passion and enthusiasm that she demonstrates and the new dynamics that she brings to the airport team.” About Evansville Regional AirportEvansville Regional Airport is served by all three legacy carriers – American Airlines, Delta and United, which connect passengers to hundreds of domestic and international destinations daily via direct flights to five top-rate hub cities – Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte and Chicago. Evansville Regional Airport generates more than $900 million in economic benefits annually, per the Economic Survey completed by the Aviation Association of Indiana in FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail 2012. Evansville Regional is owned and operated by the Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District, who also owns Thunderbolt Pass Golf Course and leases other buildings and parcels of land around the airport. In all, the airport authority owns and maintains approximately 1,700 acres, with total property employment exceeding 500 employees.