Airport Administration

The St. Louis Downtown Airport is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD)a dynamic and multi-faceted resource for economic development in the St. Louis region. With expertise in planning and implementation, Bi-State Development provides real solutions to regional challenges with efficiency and accountability. With more than six decades of experience building jobs and initiating economic development, BSD continues to transform the St. Louis region for the better.

Airport Administration

Mary Lamie, Executive Vice President of Multi Modal Enterprises

Bi-State Development

Photo of Mary Lamie, BSD Executive Vice President of Multi Modal Enterprises

Mary Lamie is the Executive Vice President of Multi Modal Enterprises for Bi-State Development (BSD). In this role, Mary is responsible for the management and operations of St. Louis Downtown Airport, a BSD enterprise. Mary also leads three other BSD enterprises: Gateway Arch, Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and St. Louis Regional Freightway.

Mary is a professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in transportation, engineering and management, including 22 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation. Mary received her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Masters of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri Science and Technology.

Fire Department

The St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Department provides fire suppression, first response emergency medical care, emergency management coordination, airfield operations services, and a very active public life safety education program. The department lives by the motto “Your Safety is OUR Mission.” Our department provides FAA ARFF Index “B” capability with its 2009 Rosenbauer Panther 6X6 ARFF Vehicle that contains 3,000 gallons of water, 400 gallons of foam, 500 pounds of dry chemical, and 460 pounds of Halotron I. The vehicle is 39 feet long and weighs 80,000 pounds.

Our firefighters train year round in required FAA subject areas and many of our personnel attend advanced training courses around the state and the nation. All full-time fire department personnel are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians, Airport Firefighters, Illinois Advanced Technician Firefighters, and Hazardous Materials Technicians. All officers are certified to a minimum of Illinois Fire Officer II.


Maintenance Department

The maintenance department of the St. Louis Downtown Airport provides oversight on construction projects, engineering consultation on prospective capital improvement projects, and preventive and unscheduled maintenance on a variety of equipment and structures. The maintenance department also conducts snow removal operations across the entire airport when needed.

The KCPS maintenance team has the equipment and manpower to maintain full airport operations during most inclement weather scenarios and the training to ensure continued compliance with 14 CFR Part 139.