Sr. Director of Planning & Development
Jarod Klaas, a Professional Engineer, serves as the Senior Director of Planning and Development for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Jarod has more than 20 years of engineering experience in both private and public sectors as well as consulting and has been with the IAA for nine years. Jarod and his team demonstrate a tireless commitment to customer service, preservation of IAA’s physical assets, and compatible economic development.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he leads the Authority’s infrastructure rehabilitation and asset life-cycle planning initiatives, and he is responsible for implementing a $690 million dollar capital budget planning process across the enterprise.
Jarod earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He engages the community and local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students by mentoring and lecturing to various groups, including MEPI, ACE Academy, and local high schools, and is a MEPI Advisory Board Member.