BIA director Hupp accepts Boise post

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 20, 2012, at 11:35 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor International Airport’s director for the past decade has accepted a similar position in Boise, Idaho.

Rebecca Hupp said Friday night that the move represents an opportunity for professional growth.

“From time to time, I have been approached by recruiters about openings. I was very interested in the Boise position, in the community and in a new challenge,” Hupp said, adding that BIA currently ranks 125th nationally in terms of traffic and that Boise Airport is ranked 75th.

Hupp, who is slated to assume her new post in April, said she would work with City Manager Cathy Conlow to ensure a smooth transition.

Hupp was named BIA’s director in December 2001. Before that, she served as acting director.

Hupp’s Boise appointment was announced by Boise Mayor David Bieter.

“The Boise Airport is a major economic driver for Boise and all of southwest Idaho,” he said. “It is critical that it has a dynamic leader with the vision and expertise to guide the airport out of this recession and into a productive and successful future.”

Before serving in Bangor, Hupp was airport manager of the Aberdeen Regional Airport in Aberdeen, S.D. She began her career with the Kansas City Aviation Department, where she served in several key positions including operations, marketing and business development.

Hupp’s appointment is subject to approval by the Boise City Council, which is set to meet on Jan. 24.

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