LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana  native Steven Picou has been selected from a field of more than 30 candidates to be the new director of the Lafayette Regional Airport.

Picou told The Advertiser Wednesday night that he wants the job professionally to move up to the next level as director, and personally, it gets him closer to family members in Labadieville and Franklinton.

Picou has been deputy director of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Texas since 2007. He was born in New Orleans, grew up in Cut Off and graduated in professional aviation from Louisiana Tech.

In his current position at Amarillo, Picou said he was involved in construction of a new terminal building.

Lafayette's new director will be charged with overseeing construction of a new terminal and parking facility.

___

Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

 

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.