Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, announced that he will leave his post on January 2nd.
Cox had previously announced that he'd retire in July of next year, and he will remain in an advisory position until then. But Cox, who has worked for the airport authority for 41 years, is stepping down a little earlier than originally planned. Scott Brockman, the airport authority's chief operating officer, will take over Cox's role as president after Cox steps down. In August, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority confirmed Brockman to succeed Cox.
“This is the logical culmination of years of succession planning. My departure will allow for a smooth transition for Scott Brockman into the CEO role, and will ensure that the airport authority continues to move forward in the most efficient and effective manner possible,” Cox said.