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Idaho Falls names airport director

Citing his experience in municipal management and commercial aviation, the Idaho Falls City Council has approved the appointment of Rick Cloutier as Idaho Falls Regional Airport Director.

Cloutier was among 59 applicants for the job. A screening committee indicated one his strengths was experience in developing new air service. He also has experience in general aviation, federal FAA reporting and compliance, TSA security regulations, FBO oversight, ground transportation, and airport real estate management.

“I am confident Mr. Cloutier will serve well as a valuable member of the city’s leadership team,” said Mayor Rebecca Casper. “His successful record of accomplishment will bring much to IDA and enable this particular city enterprise to continue to grow and build and improve air service–not just for the citizens of Idaho Falls but for all of Eastern Idaho.”

Cloutier served for 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, holds a degree in Public Administration, and most recently served as Assistant Director of Airports for the Horry County Department of Airports based at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity,” said Cloutier. “I am fortunate to be able to step into this position at an airport that has been well run and poised for future growth. I will work hard to ensure that the airport continues to be a benefit for the region.”

Cloutier will be paid an annual salary of $125,000. He will assume his new position on or before July 2, 2018.

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