Our Airport Staff

Airport Manager:

The City is currently in the process of hiring a new airport manager.  The previous manager Philip Tiedeman has moved on to work at the Metropolitan Airports Commission as  a Manager, Reliever Airports.  During this process Joseph Carney will be the Interim Airport Manager.


Airport Operations Specialist:

Joseph Carney
Joseph Carney has been the Airport Operations Specialist of the Fleming Field, for the City of South St. Paul, MN since October of 2014, Joseph is the one to see about the successful Air & Land side operations of Fleming Field Airport under the tutelage of Philip. Fleming Field is a familiar airport for pilots in the metropolitan area for use as a business and training airport.

Joseph started his education going to Kansas City, KS Community College Community College, with an emphasis on his general education. After 2 years at the college Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he remained for 22 years. Upon his retirement Joseph changed his career and began working with the Kansas Highway Patrol as a Dispatcher. In 2011 Joseph went back to school at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus (K-State Salina) to pursue a degree in Airport Management, graduating in May of 2014.

Joseph earned the Certified Member (C.M.) designation from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). He has his Private Pilot’s License with Instrument Certification.

Airport Maintenance Technician:

Steve Sommers

Airport Weekend Building Attendant

Jesse Wolfe