An airport executive with more than 25 years of experience, including management positions with the airport system in Houston, has been named president and chief executive officer of Richmond International Airport.

The Capital Region Airport Commission on Tuesday voted to appoint Perry J. Miller as the airport’s president and CEO, effective Aug. 19.

Miller, 56, is currently the interim CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority in Jackson, Miss, which he joined in 2015 as chief operating officer.

Miller previously worked for more than 25 years in various management positions with William P. Hobby Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Ellington Field, all of which are part of the Houston Airport System in Texas.

“For an airport manager, this is almost a dream job,” Miller said Tuesday of the Richmond International Airport top position. “This airport is in great shape. I’ve heard great things about the team here, and I look forward to being part of this team.”

Miller will succeed Jon Mathiasen, who has served as president and CEO of Richmond International Airport since 2000 and led the airport through a period of significant infrastructure expansion.

In August 2018, Mathiasen announced his plans to retire by August of this year. The airport commission retained Aviation Career Services, a nationwide aviation human capital management firm based in Chicago, to conduct a search for a new CEO.

Miller is the fifth executive to run Richmond International Airport since the first manager was hired in 1957. The title changed to president and CEO in June 2001, about a year after Mathiasen began.

Mathiasen will remain with the airport for a short time during the transition.