AIRPORT DIRECTOR

JIM SCHELL

Jim earned his degree in Aviation Management from St. Cloud State University in 2009 and began his career that same year in Cheyenne, WY. For the next 3 years, he progressed through the Operations Department and in 2012 became the Deputy Director of that airport. While in Cheyenne, Jim was an active member of the Wyoming Airport Operator’s Association and the American Association of Airport Executives holding a Certified Member (C.M.) designation from that organization.

In April 2018, Jim became the Director at Wittman. As a Wisconsin native, he is excited to be back in the Badger state after 14 years living in both Minnesota and Wyoming. While not at the Airport, he enjoys spending time outdoors including camping, hiking, and fishing with his wife Lauren. Also a former student pilot, he plans to get back into flying, earn his private pilot’s license and eventually own an aircraft.

Email: jschell@co.winnebago.wi.us
Phone: (920) 236-4930

DEPUTY AIRPORT DIRECTOR

CAMERON HALLOCK

Cameron grew up a few blocks from a general aviation airport in Denver, sparking a lifelong passion for aviation. He attended Metro State University of Denver, earning a degree in Aviation Management in 2010 and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating with an MBA in 2015. He began his airport career as an Operations Specialist at Centennial Airport in Colorado in 2010 and later became an Operations Manager for Denver International Airport. After several years, Cameron returned to Centennial as a Senior Planner. Cameron joined Wittman as Deputy Director in May, 2021.

 

Outside of work, Cameron has been an active pilot since age 17 and holds FAA Commercial Single/Multi and CFI/CFII certificates, as well as a seaplane rating. His goal in life is to fly “all the things”. His current aviation obsession is powered paragliding and hopes to take on sailplanes soon. 

Email: challock@co.winnebago.wi.us
Phone: (920) 236-4930

AIRPORT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

Kim Maki

Kim started working for Winnebago County in 2013 and joined the Wittman Regional Airport team in September of 2021. With a parent working for a company that frequently flew private planes to satellite offices, Kim was able to experience the benefit that planes brought to an office as well as the simple joy of taking a plane ride. This grounded Kim’s interest in planes and her enjoyment of being around them.

Kim moved to the Oshkosh area in 2005 from the east coast and has enjoyed living here with her husband and three children. Her family keeps her pretty busy outside of work with their sports schedules. During the summer, Kim likes to take time to relax on their boat and enjoys watching the planes fly into the airport from Lake Winnebago.

Kim performs administrative duties for Wittman Regional Airport under the direction of Airport Director Jim Schell. She also supports the work of Cameron Hallock, Airport Deputy Director and Pete Rausch, Operations & Maintenance Manager.

Email: KMaki@co.winnebago.wi.us

Phone: (920) 236-4930

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE MANAGER

PETE RAUSCH

Pete is a lifelong resident of Winnebago County and has dedicated the majority of his career to service at multiple departments within the county. Upon completion of vocational training in metal fabrication, hydraulic system, and automotive repair, Pete began working at Advance Lifting Systems and Island Excavating. His experiences with commercial construction and manufacturing have aided him greatly throughout his tenure in both the public and private sectors.

Pete began his career with Winnebago County in 1991 as a mechanic and equipment operator at the Highway Department. He also spent time working on multiple projects in the paving division of that department. Pete brought his strong work ethic to Wittman Regional Airport in 1995. For more than 20 years, Pete has worked and progressively taken on additional responsibilities at the airport, earning a promotion to his current position in 2016. Pete oversees the Operations & Maintenance Department at the Airport, being directly responsible for various capital improvement projects and the day-to-day operations of the airport.

Email: prausch@co.winnebago.wi.us
Phone: (920) 236-4930

Operations Department

WITTMAN OPERATIONS STAFF

(From left to right) Daniel Hoerig,  Jeff Leichtfuss, Peter Rausch, Jason Stuker, Christopher Shaffer, and Ed Carpenter. Also featuring the Airport’s Oshkosh P-Series Truck with a Wausau WRO “Rollover” plow.