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County hires new airport manager

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By The Staff

The county has hired Cameron Humphres to be Los Alamos Airport’s new manager, county officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Humphres, who previously who spent 19 months as a manager for Santa Fe Municipal Airport, is very familiar with Los Alamos. His grandfather lived in Los Alamos and built an airplane here.

“I spent the most impressionable years of my life at the airport with him,” Humphres said in a written statement.  “Those experiences would become the catalyst for a career in airport management and military service.”

Humphres will begin his new job Nov. 6. Before working in Santa Fe, Humphres worked for eight years as executive director of the Rapid City Regional Airport in South Dakota. Humphres also holds a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Humphres also worked as a B-1 bomber test pilot and as an A-10 mechanic., and has experience as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. Humphres has accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives and he also has a master’s degree in aviation business administration.

Humphres will be replacing Los Alamos Airport Manager David Ploeger, who retired earlier this month.