MONROE, La. (AP) — Ron Phillips, who has been acting as interim manager of the Monroe Regional Airport for 10 months, will be named to the permanent position Thursday.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and Phillips told The News-Star they wouldn't comment on the appointment until Thursday.

Phillips had previously been the marketing manager at the airport before taking over as interim director when former airport manager Cleve Norrell was fired Nov. 22, 2011.

Norrell was dismissed for some embarrassing glitches during construction of the new $40 million terminal. Among them: an inadequate temporary baggage claim process and loading bridges that couldn't connect with airplanes.