This is shocking news, since we called Marty Lenss this morning and asked him directly if he had resigned to take a new job in Iowa and he flatly denied it...
News release from Mayo, which owns the airport company:
Nov. 25, 2014
Rochester International Airport Executive Director Resigns
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rochester Airport Company has announced the resignation of Martin (Marty) Lenss as the executive director of Rochester International Airport (RST) to take a similar position at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lenss has been executive director at RST since May 2013. A search for a new executive director will begin immediately.
Rochester International Airport is owned by the City of Rochester and is governed by a five-member Airport Commission chaired by Mayor Ardell Brede. The city has contracted with Rochester Airport Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic, to manage the airport.