NAPLES — The City of Naples Airport Authority board will vote to appoint Christopher Rozansky new airport director at a meeting Feb. 18.
At a workshop earlier this month, the board recommended Rozansky over three other candidates, according to the agenda. Rozansky is the director of the Venice Municipal Airport, a general aviation airport. At Naples will replace Ted Soliday, who is retiring this spring.
Rozansky takes over just as Naples restarts commercial airline service after a nine-year hiatus. Recently, Elite Airways announced regularly scheduled commercial flights between Naples and Newark, N.J., and Portland, Maine. The charter operator is based in Portland.
Delta Connection and smaller carriers pulled out of the Naples airport in 2007 as the recession deepened and nearby Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers increased its market dominance. Since then, the airport has tried to attract commercial airlines, including most recently discount airline JetBlue.
Rozansky will start on March 28 and earn an annual salary of $175,000 and up to $16,000 in relocation and moving expenses, according to details of his contract included in the agenda for Thursday's board meeting. Rozansky's salary will be adjusted for inflation each year.