Truckee Tahoe Airport GM candidate accepts job offer, then declines days later
March 18, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The candidate chosen by the airport to be its next general manager declined the job days after accepting, leaving the district still searching for a replacement for Dave Gotschall.
Former GM Gotschall left Truckee Tahoe Airport for a position at Reno Tahoe International Airport last fall, later followed by Assistant General Manager Michael Scott.
After a multi-month recruitment process, the airport picked Doug Mansel, the airside operations superintendent at Oakland International Airport, and announced his hiring on Monday. However, Mansel decided this week to stay at his Oakland job, according to a Thursday press release from Truckee Tahoe Airport.
The board will decide what’s next at its Thursday, March 25, meeting, in Kings Beach, in closed session, said Kevin Bumen, director of aviation, community relations and communications.
and#8220; … the board will continue its recruitment and is pleased that it has several excellent candidates,and#8221; said Board President Sandy Korth in a press release.
The district has been working with firm Ralph Anderson and Associates to find a new general manager. Senior staff was reorganized following Gotschall and Scott’s departures, eliminating the assistant general manager position and creating Bumen’s director of aviation, community relations and communications position, making Jane Dykstra the director of finances and administration, and Phred Stoner the director of operations and maintenance.
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Stoner has also been serving as the interim general manager.