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Member of LCOB Advisory Council
Benjamin R. Siegel is the deputy executive director of Administration for the Lee County Port Authority, operator of both Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers, Fla. Under Siegel’s direction, the Lee County Port Authority’s financial team secured $327 million for the airport’s Midfield Terminal Complex in March 2000. Current projects under his financial oversight are the new Air Traffic Control Tower and the Parallel Runway at Southwest Florida International Airport.
Siegel holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining LCPA, he was employed by Coopers & Lybrand and joined the Port Authority as the accounting supervisor in 1992 and, subsequently, held various management positions prior to being named Deputy Executive Director in 2008, reporting directly to the Executive Director.
He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives, Florida Airports Council, Airports Council International – North America, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also is an executive committee member of the Horizon Council, a local board that advises on economic development issues, serves on the Lutgert School of Business Council at Florida Gulf Coast University andwas a past board member of the State of Florida’s SAFE Council (Secure Airports for Florida’s Economy). Ben moved to Lee County in 1976 and currently resides in South Fort Myers with his two children.