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TCRA moves closer to hiring search firm in hunt for director

Hank Hayes • Feb 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

BLOUNTVILLE - Airport Authority commissioners moved closer Thursday to hiring an executive search firm to replace outgoing Tri-Cities Regional Airport Executive Director Patrick Wilson.

Commissioners decided to hire ADK Executive Search, an Atlantic Beach, Fla., firm specializing in finding airport managers, subject to finalizing a contract.

Wilson is leaving to become a deputy director at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Commissioners also named David Jones, TCRA's director of Operations, as interim airport director.

The search for a new TCRA executive director is expected to take 4-6 months.

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