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ABIA’s next top exec

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

The city is on the lookout for its next executive director of aviation – that’s city hiring speak for the top executive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The job posting went live last week, which should give the city plenty of time to make a hire in time for a smooth transition from current Executive Director Jim Smith, who intends to retire but hasn’t set a firm final date yet. The Austin Business Journal reports application reviews will begin on March 8, with the next director coming into a growing airport that could grow beyond 66 gates in the near future. The job posting lists the position’s compensation as “commensurate” but for comparison purposes, The Texas Tribune reported that as of March 2018, Smith received $324,480.

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