Friday, May 29, 2015

Nutter Appoints Airport Chief

From our pal Dave Davies:

Nutter Appoints Airport Chief

From our pal Dave Davies:

After conducting a nationwide search for a new city Director of Aviation, Mayor Nutter says he found the right guy in his own back yard. Nutter is promoting acting chief Mark Gale, a 20-year veteran of the airport who's been running the joint on a temporary basis since aviation chief Charlie Isdell left 11 months ago.

Nutter is giving Gale the new title of CEO and a super-charged salary of $200,000. Nutter said when his team conducted its national search he found Philadelphia's $166,000 salary wasn't competitive, and that plenty of smaller airports like Memphis, Baltimore, Cincinnati that were paying their aviation chief more.

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