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Airport Board Announces Elections, Appointments


June 19, 2013 — The chair and vice chair of the Kenton County Airport Board were elected tonight to serve a second term.

James Huff, of Huff Realty, will continue as board chair. He has served on the board since 2006 and was first appointed chair one year ago.

Larry Savage, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Humana, Inc., will continue as vice chair. Savage has served on the board since 2010 and also was appointed to his position one year ago.

Prior to the election of the chair and vice chair, Savage and Paul McElhinney were re-appointed to the board by Kenton County Judge Executive Steve Arlinghaus. They will serve four-year terms. McElhinney, president and CEO of GE Aviation Services, joined the board January 2013.

Arlinghaus also appointed John Mocker to finish out the term of Savage, who had been the board’s Boone County representative. Mocker, a Boone County resident, replaces him in that capacity.

Mocker is vice president and partner of LB Industries of Covington, a major processor and distributor of steel pipe and plate products. Mr. Mocker previously served as a Kenton County Airport Board Advisory Committee member from 2004 to 2010.

The 18-member Kenton County Airport Board is the governing body of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The board establishes the mission and goals of the airport, sets policies and oversees airport growth and development.

“We have tremendous momentum at CVG with the launch of Frontier Airlines and a study that details the $3.6 billion annual economic impact we have on this region,” Huff said. “We have the right people in the right places to ensure good things continue to happen at CVG.”

Huff founded Huff Realty in 1975 and has been a leader in the real estate industry for decades. An active business and civic proponent, he has served on numerous boards, including as director of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). He is a past member of board of the Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Northern Kentucky University Foundation, Saint Elizabeth Medical Foundation, Kids Helping Kids, Kentucky National Bank and Thomas More College, among others. He resides with his wife, Bert, in Fort Mitchell, Ky.

In his role as Regional CEO of Humana, Savage oversees all commercial operations for Humana Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. He is a leader in transforming the health care system to improve its efficiency and service to individual consumers. In addition, he has extensive experience in business, community and philanthropic service. His involvement includes serving on the boards of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Cincinnati Center City Development Corp., NuWay Foundation, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and the Family Nurturing Center. He and his wife Lisa reside in Alexandria, Ky.
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