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New Airport Chairman Leaving Role After Four Months

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January 5, 2014 by AP

The chairman of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is stepping down after only four months on the job.

Chairman Tom Collins, Sr. announced Friday that he’s stepping down because he’s finding it difficult to handle his duties as both airport chairman and as CEO of Luke Oil Co.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence appointed Collins to the post last fall when the board was replaced under state reform legislation.

Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault says the governor has accepted Collins’ resignation.  She says Pence plans to have a new chairman appointed by January 26, the effective date of Collins’ resignation.

The following day the airport board is scheduled to take the final vote on a 40-year privatization deal with Dulles, Va.-based Aviation Facilities Co. Inc.


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