Airport manager search continues
The Truckee Tahoe Airport District closed the application period for a new general manager Jan. 22 and met with their recruitment firm in closed session Thursday, Jan. 25 to discuss the results.Ralph Anderson & Associates, a recruitment firm from Sacramento which specializes in airport personnel placement, presented the airport board with approximately 30 applicants, Interim General Manager Phred Stoner said.The applicants responded to advertisements in aviation magazines and websites after the board approved Dec. 14 the general manager profile drafted by the recruiters.The five-page profile describes the community of Truckee, the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, its mission, and the required skills and experiences for the general manager position.”The application period went very positively,” said David Porter from the recruitment firm Tuesday. “We are in the process of doing some additional screening. We will be back with the board Feb. 20 to share the results.”The airport board of directors will continue to guide the recruitment firm in the selection process before the interviews and background checks will begin.The former airport general manager, Peter Soderquist, resigned June 6 after nearly four years at the airport.The board went through the selection process earlier last summer to find a new general manager and received 31 resumes. The search was narrowed down to 16, then down to seven. After five of the candidates backed out the airport board then started the process over.
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