Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cheyenne Regional Airport (KCYS) gets new director

CHEYENNE - The manager of an airport in Longmont, Colorado, will become the new director of aviation for Cheyenne Regional Airport.

On Friday, four members of the Cheyenne Regional Airport Board approved Tim Barth as the local airport's new leader. Board member Ken McCann was absent.

Barth, 48, will start the job around Feb. 1. He will replace Dave Haring, who resigned Aug. 25 to manage the airport in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Barth will oversee all airport-owned facilities in Cheyenne, according to a news release about the selection.

He will be responsible for daily operations of the airfield, creating and putting into action long-range plans, overseeing Legend Aero Serve (the airport's fixed-base operator) and working with private and governmental agency staff.

Barth has more than 30 years of airport management experience. He has been manager of the Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont for nearly 19 years. The city of Longmont owns the Vance Brand airport.

Before the Longmont post, he worked at the Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama; Denver International Airport and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada.

His base salary at Cheyenne will be $95,000 a year, with the opportunity to earn $5,000 more when he receives an accreditation from the Association of Airline Executives. He will receive an annual vehicle allowance of $6,600, based on information from the board.

The board will provide up to four months of temporary housing for Barth at $75 a day, for a maximum of up to around $9,000. He also will receive $23 a day for up to four months of food and incidentals, for a maximum of about $2,760.

The airport here will help offset the costs for Barth of moving here, selling his home in Longmont and getting a home in Cheyenne, according to job offer details from the board.

"All candidates did a great job," Kevin Paintner, president of the airport board, said at the close of the meeting. He added that Barth is excited to come to Cheyenne.

"He brings a great amount of professional airport experience, and he knows the region. We know he's going to do great things here in Cheyenne," Paintner said in the release.

Barth was one of four finalists. The other three were Jim Schell, acting airport director of aviation at Cheyenne Regional Airport; Robert Hooper, manager of Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody; and Michael Humberd of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Humberd works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but he has an extensive background in airport management.

At Friday's meeting, board member Pete Illoway commended Schell for his quality interview with the board.

"He did a super job in the interview," Illoway said, adding that Schell did great work with Haring. Schell was deputy director of aviation at Cheyenne Regional until Haring left, when he became the acting director.

"I hope the two of you work very well together," Illoway said to Schell, referring to Schell and Barth.

Barth has a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Nevada and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Contacted Friday, Barth said he's excited about the new terminal that will be built at Cheyenne Regional Airport and the opportunity to recruit more aircraft.

"The airport is going through a dynamic change right now," he said. "I think it would be fun, exciting and challenging to be part of it."

A new terminal is a cornerstone piece to help bring in new air service to the community and show the airlines Cheyenne's dedication to bring in quality airline service, Barth said.

He has a wife, daughter and a grandson.

The board hired ADK Executive Search of Atlantic Beach, Florida, to conduct a nationwide hunt for the new director. The firm's charge to the airport is about $24,000, Paintner said.

What's next?

The Cheyenne Regional Airport board selected Tim Barth as the new director of aviation Friday. Barth will start around Feb. 1. He will leave his current job as manager of Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont, Colorado, to take the Cheyenne post.

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1 comment:

  1. Maybe Tim thought it was a good time to get out of Colorado. Before the details associated with the Mile-Hi lawsuit come to light.