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Kevin Bumen
Director of Airports at County of San Luis Obispo


Kevin Bumen has served as the Director of Airports for the County of San Luis Obispo since 2013.  He oversees the Airports Department operation and management of San Luis Obispo County Regional and Oceano Airports.  He recently directed the construction of a new airline terminal which includes six gates and facilities for three airlines and four rental car companies.  The project has won multiple awards for its design and partnered approach to development.  The airport has experienced significant air service growth over the past 3 years nearly doubling the annual enplanements.  It was also recently ranked by Airports Council International as the 5th fastest growing non-hub airport in the United States. Mr. Bumen served as the Director of Aviation at the Truckee Tahoe Airport District for over 10 years before his tenure in San Luis Obispo.  He developed a love of aviation growing up in an Air Force family and learning to fly while in high school.  He is an active pilot with over 26 years of aviation experience.  Mr. Bumen earned his Bachelors of Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives. He is the Past President of the California Airports Council and serves as the Southern California Director to the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Agenda Sessions

  • Making the economics and finance of small and regional airport businesses work