CHATTANOOGA, TN. (WRCB) – At the June meeting of the Board of Directors, the Chattanooga Airport Authority named Terry L. Hart the new president and chief executive officer of the airport.

"Terry Hart is a proven leader, and a natural fit for the presidency having directed airport operations for nearly five years," said Dan Jacobson, chairman of the airport's board of directors. "Since assuming the role of interim president, Terry has exceeded expectations and advanced the airport's goals for the benefit of airport users and the community. The Board is in full agreement that Terry is the right person to lead the Chattanooga Airport during this exciting time of growth."

Hart has been serving as interim president since October 2011 when former airport president Mike Landguth resigned to assume leadership of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in North Carolina.

Hart has served as Vice President of Operations since joining Chattanooga Airport in November 2007, a position previously held by Landguth.  

"The Chattanooga Airport has supported the recent economic growth of our community through partnerships that advanced quality air service and competitive fares, and by offering the highest level of customer service, safety and security," said Hart. "We will take those partnerships to the next level and work to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the airport by diversifying revenue streams in the months and years ahead."