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Sarah Spees

Business Development and Project Management

Sarah Spees is a client focused business professional bringing over 25 years of diverse experience to her role in Business Development and Project Management at the Dayton Development Coalition.

Sarah came to the DDC in 2021 after 10 years as Senior Business Manager at the Dayton International Airport, overseeing all non-aeronautical revenue.  There, she was instrumental in contractual agreements, business development, airport terminal modernization construction projects as well as leading the ACDBE (Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) program for the airport. Sarah’s additional experience includes being a prior small business owner and consultant, organizational development leadership roles, and a Division Manager, Senior Buyer, and Planner with Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati.

Currently, Sarah serves as the volunteer Director of The Big Hoopla, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 organization centered around providing annual support and tickets to Airmen, their families, and students to the NCAA Men’s First Four basketball games at UD Arena. She is a Board member of the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA), and a previous member of Airports Council International (ACI), Dayton Children’s Medical Center Board, Cincinnati Horticultural Society and Girls on the Run.

Growing up in the east coast, Sarah graduated from the University of Dayton with a BSBA, with a double major in Marketing and English. An avid runner, she lives in Dayton with her husband and five children.

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