Lambert loses director; replacement named
By Maria Hickey, KWMU
St. Louis, MO. – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has a new director.
St. Louis County's director of aviation, Richard Hrabko will take over the position April 23.
He'll take the reins from Kevin Dolliole who announced his resignation Tuesday after less than two years in St. Louis.
Hrabko has been with the Spirit of St. Louis Airport for more than 40 years and says he's ready to continue upgrades to the airport terminal.
"It's very important to upgrade the image of the airport and make it more passenger friendly," Hrabko said. "I'm a custom service person. My business has been for the last 40 years servicing the corporate industry. And believe me they're certainly a faction of business that demands good service."
Dolliole says he's returning to San Antonio, Texas to be with his family. He spent six years as director of the San Antonio International Airport before coming to St. Louis.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says Dolliole was "a breath of fresh air" and exceeded expectations during his time at Lambert.
The mayor says Hrabko knows the airport well and will make a smooth transition.