Office of Aviation

Sells retires from DOT's Office of Aviation

Allen Sells, data analyst for the Office of Aviation, has announced his retirement effective June 24, 2010.

Sells has been with the Iowa DOT since 1972 and has served in the Office of Aviation since 2003. His responsibilities have included collecting data and generating reports on a wide variety of aviation information, including airfare comparisons, enplanement histories, cargo activity, passenger air service, system analysis, airport data, funding records and a wide range of other data. He has also maintained the aircraft registration database and billing system.

Sells is taking advantage of the state of Iowa’s early retirement program for public employees that passed earlier this year as part of a budget reduction program. The data analyst duties will be absorbed by remaining Office of Aviation staff.

Office of Aviation Director Michelle McEnany says, "Allen has been instrumental in the success of the state’s aircraft registration program. Additionally, he has been able to develop and maintain important databases that are essential to tracking important air transportation statistics in Iowa. This work has been important to the Iowa DOT, airports throughout Iowa and aviation system users. I would like to thank Allen for his service and wish him luck in retirement."

Prior to beginning his career with the Iowa DOT, Sells attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport and Iowa State University.