Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County's first-choice candidate for its next airport director has started his new position on Monday, according to officials.
Michael La Pier accepted his position in July, following a preliminary offer extended by Horry County officials.
According to Horry County Administrator John Weaver, La Pier will earn an annual salary of $142,500. Salary figures reveal La Pier has the opportunity to earn a $2,500 increase if the county remains satisfied with his performance. The salary increase, according to Weaver, would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2011.
La Pier previously maintained five airports and was in the process of coordinating a $1 billion terminal modernization program. He also served as an airport consultant for Will County, IL, and as the executive director of the Central Illinois Regional Airport.