Hotel management executive Pace Cooper will succeed Jack Sammons as chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Airport Authority.
Cooper, president and CEO of Cooper Hotels, won the seat over fellow board member J.W. Gibson by a vote of five to one.
Sammons lefts the board in April to assume a position as city chief administrative officer under Mayor A C Wharton.
Cooper is a third-generation leader in his family’s’ hotel company. He’s a graduate of Columbia College in New York City and holds an master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.…
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from News Blog, Memphis Flyer http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/05/21/pace-cooper-named-chair-to-airport-board