RI Airport Corp. chairman gets contract extension
WARWICK, R.I. -- The head of the state agency that runs T.F. Green Airport has been given a one-year contract extension.
The board of the Rhode Island Airport Corp. voted unanimously Wednesday to give its chairman the authority to negotiate a contract that runs three years from Jan. 1, 2011. That effectively extends Kevin Dillon's contract for a year. He makes about $283,000 per year.
Dillon was interviewed for the job as head of Tampa International Airport, but announced this week that he was withdrawing his name from consideration there.
He tells The Providence Journal he decided to stay in Rhode Island to address unresolved issues, including declining passenger traffic at the airport and extension of the main runway.