Baton Rouge airport director resigns

Baton Rouge airport director resigns

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The director of the Baton Rouge Airport is stepping down.

Anthony Marino announced this week that he will resign. Officials say Marino wants to pursue other interests in the aviation business. Marino held the position for 21 years. Airport spokesman Jim Caldwell says the hardest thing to replace will be Marino's ability to get the airport funding.

"He was great at finding funds. He truly was always interested in finding a gr ant that he could make fit BTR. When those things happen and you get those funds, it's improvements to the airports, new construction projects."

Caldwell says assistant director Ralph Hennessy will likely be named the interim director. The metro council is responsible for finding the permanent replacement.

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