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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Friday, Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced they could be losing their executive director.

GFIA Executive Director, Brian Ryks, is up for the position of executive director/CEO of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to a press release.

“Brian has kept us apprised of his candidacy, and we are fully supportive of him, whatever his decision,” said GFIA Board Chairman Roger Morgan. “He has led the airport during a period of record growth, including a nine percent surge in passenger counts in 2015, the arrival of Southwest to the market in 2013, and extensive facility improvements over the past couple of years, all of which paved the way to launch our Gateway Transformation Project in December. We are in a very strong position.”

A decision could come as early as March 21 when the executive committee of the Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minneapolis will vote on a decision.

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