April 22 2010 | Latest NewsNew Orleans airport hires new chief from Dayton, Ohio, airport
KENNER, La. (AP) â€” The current head of the airport at Dayton, Ohio, has been appointed aviation director at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
The airport's governing board selected 44-year-old Iftikhar Ahmad on Wednesday from four finalists. Board chairman Dan Packer says Ahmad has extensive experience in planning and development and financial planning.
The airport is currently implementing a long-term plan to modernize the facility.
Ahmad has been the top aviation official in Dayton since 2006. Prior to that he was a vice president for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. He also worked in various capacities with the agency that oversees Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby airports.
By Associated Press