Eastern Iowa Airport names director of operations

Todd Gibbs has served as interim since November

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The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids has named a new director of operations.

Todd Gibbs has served as interim director of operations for the last four months after the departure of Gene Cossey, who left to become the airport director at The University of Illinois-Willard Airport.

As director of operations, Gibbs oversees airfield and terminal operations, supervises the public safety and maintenance departments, and serves on the airport’s management team.

Gibbs, who joined the regional airport in 2012 as operations coordinator, served 22 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a major. During his years with the U.S. Air Force, he held several positions related to airfield operations, including quality assurance manager and air traffic control/airfield manager.

While serving at Grand Forks (N.D.) Air Force Base, he was named as the U.S. Air Force 2008 Airfield Operations Officer of the Year. Gibbs also received numerous awards and medals throughout his military service and served multiple tours in the Middle East.

Gibbs is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor of science degree in professional aeronautics. He is a licensed pilot and a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Gibbs and his wife, Deanne, live in Walford with their three children.

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