Meet The Airport Foundation Staff

Jana Webster

Executive Director

Jana Webster has served as the Executive Director of the Foundation since 1997, overseeing and expanding operations to meet passenger needs. Prior to her position with the Foundation, Jana served as the director of other Twin Cities nonprofits and held positions in broadcast and print media. She holds degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of Minnesota.

Patty Lupkowski

Managing Director

As the Managing Director for the Airport Foundation MSP, Patty oversees all administrative functions and operations for the Foundation. Prior to working with the Foundation, Patty was employed by Delta Air Lines.

Terry Ferguson

Travelers Assistance Director

Terry oversees the Travelers Assistance Program of the Airport Foundation MSP including its’ 400 volunteers. The position entails serving as a liaison to the Foundation Board of Directors, along with various managers and directors of the MAC. Terry interacts with and represents the Foundation to the Airport Police, airline managers, and retail management throughout MSP Airport.

Robyne Robinson

Arts and Culture Director

Robyne Robinson is Director of Arts and Culture Director for the Airport Foundation MSP.

Her department oversees all of the airport’s arts initiatives including film programming, commissioned installations as well as visual and performing arts.

The Arts and Culture department goals are to work with regional artists and arts organizations, creating an “arts gateway” to Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for travelers at MSP International.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Robinson was a popular lead anchor for Fox affiliate KMSP TV for many years.

A former gallery owner and art collector, she is also the creator of ROX Jewelry, which is sold internationally.

Matt Mamura

Marketing Director

Christie Schmidt

Gambling / Lottery Director

Christie Schmidt has worked with the Foundation in a financial capacity for many years, and in 2013 she joined the organization as the Gambling/Lottery Director.  She has over twenty years of experience in finance and gaming, helping organizations raise money for their mission.

 

Elizabeth Beck

Travelers Assistance Program Assistant

Elizabeth provides overall administrative support to the Travelers Assistance (TA) Director and department. She also assists with projects and events for the Foundation.

 

Lynn Klonowski

Volunteer Coordinator

Lynn is responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers for the Airport Foundation MSP.

Tessa Wegenke

Arts and Culture Program Coordinator

Tessa is the Arts and Culture Program Coordinator for the Airport Foundation MSP, under the direction of Robyne Robinson. Her position focuses on supporting the airport’s arts initiatives. Tessa is also a professional musician, private voice teacher, and arts advocate in the Twin Cities area.

Briana Fernandez

Arts and Culture Performing Arts Coordinator

Briana is the Arts and Culture Performing Arts Coordinator for the Airport Foundation MSP, under the direction of Robyne Robinson.

Frank Gray

IT Specialist/Support

Frank coordinates Travelers Assistance (TA) program activities at the MSP International Airport on assigned shifts. He has helped to develop Go Guides training material and conducts Go Guides classes to ensure assistance provided by volunteers meets customer service standards.
Frank utilizes his IT background to bring newer technology standards to the Foundation and interacts with MAC’s IT for specific projects.
He also assist with Web Updates for the Foundation.

Catherine Peterson

Shift Supervisor

Catherine has been on the Travelers Assistance Staff since 2003.  In addition to maintaining daily operations at T1, she is also responsible for coordinating operations at T2.  Catherine is also responsible for writing and maintaining procedures for the newly installed volunteer management software, Volgistics.

Catherine is part of the team that ensures assistance provided by volunteers meets customer service standards.

Jane Zaspel

Shift Supervisor

Jane coordinates Travelers Assistance (TA) program activities at the MSP International Airport on assigned shifts. She also manages the tourism brochure program and is the liaison supervisor for the Navigator program.

Jane is part of the team that ensures assistance provided by volunteers meets customer service standards.

Judith Brant

Shift Supervisor

Judith coordinates Travelers Assistance (TA) program activities at the MSP International Airport on assigned shifts to ensure assistance provided by volunteers meets customer service standards.

Jeff Prauer

Shift Supervisor

Jeff comes to TA  as a past director of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, a public-sector funding agency, which among other things operates with approximately 250 volunteers. He also has volunteered with a variety of community organizations.

Jeff grew up in Chicago along an approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport watching and identifying airplanes. He also worked for a summer in Cargo Sales & Service for Continental Airlines at O’Hare

Jeff is part of the team that ensures assistance provided by volunteers meets customer service standards.

John Hewitt

Shift Supervisor

John coordinates Travelers Assistance (TA) program activities at the MSP International Airport on assigned shifts to ensure assistance provided by volunteers meets customer service standards.

Harish Saihgal

Lottery Vending Manager

Adrienne Hayes

Lottery Sales

Karen Landmark

Lottery Sales

Chet Whitmore

Lottery Sales

Kirk Vogland

Lottery Vending Assistant

Peggy Dolphay

Lottery Sales

Lisa Anderson

Lottery Sales

Abbott Lair

Lottery Sales