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Three CVG board members resign

Michael Keating

Three members of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) board have resigned.

Jim Huff, chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, Larry Savage, vice chairman of the board, and airport board member Mark Arnzen submitted letters of resignation Friday to Kenton County Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus, effective immediately.

Bill Robinson, Kathy Collins and Chad Summe will replace each of them respectively.

In a statement, Arlinghaus says:

“Jim Huff and Larry Savage have been long time members of the airport board, being first appointed to the board by former Judge-Executive Ralph Drees, and I had the honor of appointing Mark Arnzen to the board in 2012.” “Under their leadership, the airport has made great strides, including attracting two new low-cost carriers, overseeing a $100 million expansion of the DHL hub, growing the number of passengers at airport by 59,000 last year, and much, much more. I am sorry to see these dedicated leaders leave the board but I wish them well.”

The three former board members issued the following statements:

Joint Statement of KCAB Chairman Jim Huff and Vice Chairman Larry Savage

When former Kenton County Judge-?Executive Ralph Drees appointed both of us to the Kenton County Airport Board, we accepted the appointment because we thought we could make a positive impact on the board and in our community. Both of us brought years of business experience and leadership to the board and we have used that experience to make our airport and our region stronger. Therefore, in keeping with our original commitment to the Greater Cincinnati Community we have submitted today a joint letter of resignation to Judge-?Executive Steve Arlinghaus and asked that our resignation take effect immediately. It is our hope that our resignations will enable CVG to address the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Media Statement by Mark G. Arnzen

During my time as a voting member of the Kenton County Airport Board, I have had the opportunity to work very closely with Jim Huff and Larry Savage. I wish to support Jim and Larry in the reason for their resignation at this time. Both Jim and Larry have devoted significant time, without pay, to the betterment of our airport. Their decision to move on will be a loss to both the airport and our community.