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Bryan Keith Malinowski

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Bryan Keith Malinowski passed away March 21, 2024. He was born October 15, 1970, in Easton, Pa., to Richard Malinowski and Barbara Haigh. Airport leadership was one of Bryan's biggest passions. Of his more than three decades of experience, 16 years were spent at Little Rock's Clinton National Airport, where Bryan was appointed executive director in 2019. He previously served as deputy executive director and director of properties, planning and development. Throughout his time at Clinton National, the airport underwent significant transformations, including $123 million in terminal upgrades and $112 million in airfield enhancements. Clinton National became one of nine debt-free airports in the country. Bryan was working on plans for subsequent phases of future terminal improvements. Bryan also excelled in closing complex business deals that created substantial economic impacts. He partnered with the city of Little Rock, the state of Arkansas, and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to develop major expansions with Dassault Falcon Jet, the airport's largest tenant. He also assisted in securing an aircraft maintenance base at the Little Rock airport for American Airlines Group. Before Little Rock, Bryan held management positions at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, El Paso International Airport, and Lehigh Valley International Airport. He earned a Bachelor of Science in aviation management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He was a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives and served on the policy review committee. Additionally, Bryan was a certified flight instructor with instrument and multi-engine ratings. Bryan left behind a widow of 25 years of marriage, Maer Malinowski; his parents; siblings, Matthew, Lynn (Ruben), Lee (Sergo); mother-in-law, Clara Delgado; beloved niece, Cynthia Martinez; brothers-in-law, Eddie Delgado (Alma), Joe Delgado (Ruth); and many extended family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Christ the King Catholic Church. All donations will be allocated accordingly. A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church beginning at 3 p.m. A celebration of Bryan's life will follow at the Family Life Center. Online guestbook at www.smithfamilycares.com

Published March 26, 2024

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