Longtime Memphis airport president stepping down

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - As the longtime Memphis International Airport president begins winding down to his 2014 retirement, it remains unclear what issues will shape how the next president and CEO is chosen.

Larry Cox, 65, told officials last year that he would retire in 2014, which caps a 41-year career that saw him rise from intern to executive at the facility.

The Commercial Appeal reports that Scott Brockman, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the airport, appears to be a likely candidate to take over for Cox, but airport chairman Arnold Perl said planning for the next leader of the facility hasn't begun.

Cox makes $325,000 annually, and appears to be 1 of the better-paid airport executives in the nation.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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