Russell Pack picked for SLC airport

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Salt Lake City has “re-hired” former airport executive Russell Pack to serve, for the second time, as interim director of SLC International Airport. He worked for the airport from 1983 to 2007 and finished his career as the airport’s director of administration and commercial services, then serving on the Airport Advisory Board until 2014.

Pack is a longtime community and faith leader. He is an active parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City. He has led the church’s Children’s Formation for many years as well as several other responsibilities/ministries within the parish. In 2015 he was Diocesan Volunteer Coordinator for Episcopal General Convention 78 held in SLC in June-July, 2015. Pack successfully recruited and coordinated over 600 volunteers for the General Convention.

He has been a state board member and volunteer for the U.S. Figure Skating Association for 40 years, is past president of Utah Associated Garden Clubs. He and his husband of 36 years, Steve Lester, garden and raise dogs in their Salt Lake City home. They have been active in the rescue of Shih Tzus and currently have two — Toby and Scooter McGrooter. Steve volunteers for Hearts 4 Paws Utah.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski called Pack, “A respected leader in the world of airport administration and will be key to keeping our airport running smoothly and supporting our first-class team on the terminal reconstruction project.”


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