Redmond Airport’s New Manager Chosen
San Francisco Airport Official Begins in January
By Barney Lerten
KTVZ-TV Ch 21 (NBC), Bend (OR)
Redmond Airport renovation was completed in early 2010
REDMOND, Ore. — The city of Redmond announced Thursday it has hired San Francisco airport official Kim Dickie as its next airport director, succeeding long-time Roberts Field Manager Carrie Novick.
Dickie is currently assistant deputy airport director for security at San Francisco International Airport, where she has served in various management positions for over 20 years.
Dickie is an experienced civilian and military officer with comprehensive experience in many facets of aviation operations.
She is currently a colonel in the Air Force Reserves, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science from the University of Southern California.
City officials said Dickie will join the Redmond team in January 2012.
SFO is the nation’s 10th-largest airport, with more than 18 million annual boardings. By comparison, Roberts Field had 236,000 boardings last year.
The new selection actually comes on the third search for an airport manager. Earlier this year, two finalist candidates were invited to interview, but both dropped out of the running. In May, the job was offered to Wisconsin resident John Reed, but he declined the offer over concerns about whether his wife, a high school teacher, would be able to find a job in the area.
Novick had planned to retire June 30, but agreed to stay on until the position was filled.