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Scott Van Moppes Named Airport Director

On December 5, 2016 in General

Conway, South Carolina-Interim Horry County Department of Airports Director Scott Van Moppes has been named the new Airport Director.
Horry County Administrator Chris Eldridge stated, "I am proud to promote Scott to Director of the Horry County Department of Airports.  Scott is an example of hard work, dedication and striving to do the things necessary to move up in levels of responsibility.  He brings 12 years of airport experience, an intimate knowledge of airport systems, and a desire to see the county’s airports continue to grow and improve."  
Van Moppes, A.A.E. began his career with Horry County Government in the Horry County Information Technologies Office in January of 2003 and transferred to the Myrtle Beach International Airport in 2004 as the Airport Technology Manager to design systems for the upcoming terminal.  Van Moppes was then given the opportunity to pursue airport management.  According to Eldridge, Van Moppes tackled the new challenge without hesitation, and in February 2015 achieved the status of Accredited Airport Executive.  “The AAE is the highest achievable accreditation that can be earned.  Doing so is the culmination of completing all academic and professional requirements of the American Association of Airport Executives,” stated Eldridge.
Van Moppes has served as interim director since July of this year. 
Van Moppes, a native of San Diego, California, has lived in Myrtle Beach with his family since 1999,