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Director leaving Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - The director of the Cedar Rapids airport is leaving to take a job at a larger airport in Virginia.

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission says Tim Bradshaw, airport director for the Eastern Iowa Airport since June 2010, will be leaving Iowa to become the executive director of the Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, Virginia.

Several improvements have been made to the airport while Bradshaw has been the director, including an inline baggage system, new ticket counters and an upgraded ground transportation area. Also, a $47 million dollar terminal renovation project funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Iowa State Aviation Fund began in June.

“It has been an honor to be a part of such a wonderful community,” Bradshaw said in a written statement. “It was a hard decision to leave, but I cannot pass up the opportunity to move back home to Roanoke. I have been honored to be a part of this time in history at the airport and work with the amazing staff and tenants.”

“Bradshaw was instrumental in building strong relationships between the airport and the community,” Josh Schamberger, Cedar Rapids Airport Commission Chair, said in a written statement. “He has been able to bring together area land owners and help facilitate the certification of a Supersite on a combination of airport property and adjacent land owner's property. He has served on several committees and boards in the area to facilitate the airport as a resource and asset to the community.”

Bradshaw is replacing Jacqueline Shuck at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport where she served as executive director since 1989.

A nationwide search will be used to find Bradshaw's replacement.
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