Mayor Jackie Biskupski has announced the appointment of longtime airport management professional Russell Pack as Interim Executive Director of Salt Lake City International Airport.
A national search for a new full-time director is in full progress. Maureen Riley, Airport Executive Director since 2007, announced her retirement in April. Her final day will be June 30th.
“I am fully confident in Russell’s experience and ability as he steps up to fill this vital interim role,” said Mayor Biskupski. “He is a respected leader in the world of airport administration and will be key to keeping our airport running smoothly and supporting our first-class team on the terminal reconstruction project until a new director is in place.”
Russell was Salt Lake City International’s Properties and Property Manager from 1983 through 1996. He then became the Airport’s Director of Administration and Commercial Services until 2007. He has filled the role of Interim Director before – for a brief term before the appointment of Maureen Riley in February 2007.
Russell served on the Airport Advisory Board from 2007 through 2014. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Utah.
Although he officially retired from all things airport in 2014, Russell said he looks forward to serving the Mayor and the City.
“I know the Salt Lake City International Airport very well and I love everything about it,” Russell said. “I’m looking forward to working with a great team. A large part of my job will be to make sure the team feels supported in keeping operations running as required. I look forward to it.”