Matt Bocchino is the Managing Director of Cecil Spaceport. Matt’s 15-year aviation and aerospace career spans the spectrum of airport management, from small general aviation to commercial service airports. Prior to his promotion to the Managing Director of Cecil Spaceport, Matt’s most recent position was in the Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s Business Development Department, where he negotiated leases and operating permits with potential spaceport launch operators.
Matt previously worked at Cecil Air and Spaceport as a Marketing & Development Specialist. He helped create Cecil Spaceport’s Strategic Business Plan as well as Cecil Air and Spaceport’s Marketing Plan. Matt also held positions at Herlong Recreational Airport, Jacksonville International Airport, and Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport.
In 2020, Matt was recognized by Airport Business as one of its “Top 40 Under 40.” He is an Accredited Airport Executive with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and a certificated private pilot. Matt earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jacksonville University. His proudest accomplishment was marrying his wife, Sarah and raising their three children Emma, Charlie and Amelia.