- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Ryan O’Rear has been named the new airport manager for the city of Brookings.

O’Rear replaces Philip Tiedeman, who left the position in August. O’Rear previously served as an airport operations supervisor at Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston, North Dakota. In that position, he coordinated snow removal and construction operations, conducted daily airfield inspections and performed aircraft firefighting functions.

O’Rear has an aviation technology degree and a minor in management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and is certified in aircraft rescue and firefighting and weather observation.

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