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Dyer named airport manager
Jim Dyer
Former airport commissioner and pilot Jim Dyer has been named the new airport manager at Warren County Memorial Airport. He starts the new position Monday. - photo by Bethany Porter

Warren County Memorial Airport has landed a new airport manager and it is Jim Dyer. 

The Airport Commission had a special called meeting Wednesday night to appoint a new manager following the resignation of Riley Tindall earlier this month. The commission had six applicants to choose from and unanimously voted for Dyer. 

Commissioner Robert Hennessee was the only member absent. Commissioner Mike Corley nominated Dyer.

“Jim is local and he is the only one of the applicants that currently has a degree,” said Corley. “We have two that will probably have a degree before the year is over, but don’t currently have one. We are in need of someone now, not a few months or weeks from now. He meets all the qualifications and has all the experience you could ever ask for. He is a pilot and former commissioner here at the airport and knows the system we have. He knows the strengths and weaknesses so the learning curve will be a lot less steep for him.”

Chairman Keith Bouldin agreed Dyer would be able to be brought up to speed easier than the other candidates, but said he went back and forth with the decision. Commissioner Harry Burck said Dyer’s interview was textbook and he is very knowledgeable about the airport.

“He had a textbook interview. He researched and knew more about what was going on at the airport than any of the other applicants because he spent time here,” said Burck.

Dyer begins this new position Monday morning and believes his experience at the airport will help him as manager. He is also ready to serve the community.

“I am pleased and humbled that I would be chosen for this position and I am excited about serving the citizens of Warren County,” said Dyer.