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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport Director Hired

After a three-month search, the City of Temple announced the hiring of M. Sean Parker as the new Airport Director for the award-winning Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport. Parker brings with him 32 years of emergency response and aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) experience, as well as 26 years of airport and aviation experience. He most recently served as the Airport Director and ARFF Chief at Sierra Blanca Regional Airport outside of Ruidoso, New Mexico for the last 8 years.
“We were fortunate to have so many qualified candidates to choose from, and I am pleased that Mr. Parker has accepted the position of Airport Director with the City of Temple,” said Assistant City Manager Erin Smith.  “Mr. Parker has extensive experience in airport, aviation, and aircraft rescue and firefighting operations. The Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport is an important asset to the Temple community. There are several projects we are currently working on and planning for the airport in the next couple of years. I look forward to working on these projects with Mr. Parker and having him join the City of Temple team.”
Born and raised in New Mexico, Sean received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics with a major in transportation management from New Mexico State University. Sean first worked in the airline industry for America West Airlines at their hub in Las Vegas, Nevada, then later moved into airport operations for the Clark County Department of Aviation. While working at McCarran International Airport, he also gained experience in airport security and aviation emergency response operations.
“I am honored to be selected as the Airport Director for Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, and I am ready to hit the ground running,” said Parker. “My priority is to meet everyone and work on creating great working relationships with the staff, airport tenants, and stakeholders. I look forward to playing a part in the airport’s growth and continued success.”
Parker is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s ARFF working group. He has been a presenter at many local, state, national, and international conferences, while also receiving many awards and commendations for his work in the aviation and ARFF field.

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Airport DirectorM. Sean Parker is the new Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport Director for the City of Temple.

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