ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The board that runs Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run airports has given its interim chief executive the job on a long-term basis.
The Wayne County Airport Authority on Wednesday appointed Thomas Naughton to a job that Turkia Mullen held until her removal in a scandal over her $200,000 severance payment from a previous county job.
Airport board chairwoman Mary Zuckerman says Naughton has shown strong administrative skills in his 11 months on the job.
The board dismissed Mullin last October after only two months on the job, saying she violated terms of her employment.
Mullen later repaid $135,900, the after-tax amount of her severance.