New Airport Manager Fired
Faster than a short commuter flight, city officials recently learned that she lied on her resume and was actually fired from her previous job.
Kathryn Sok indicated on her resume that she still worked at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport as assistant manager. The city of Columbia Human Resources department only verified Sok's education and called references.
However, a simple Google search by the Columbia Missourian turned up a newspaper article reporting that Sok had been fired from Central Nebraska Regional Airport September 27, and never held the title of Assistant Manager.
"Sorry for the embarrassment to the city. Again, we are trying to get the best candidate. We thought we had the best candidate and this information wasn't disclosed to us," Public works director John Glasscock said, "(It was)No fault of human resources or the city...The candidate should've disclosed it."
City officials will re-examine resumes for an airport manager, a job that pays about $55,000 yearly.