Published: Aug 19, 2010 4:15 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 19, 2010 1:15 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) - The director of the Gary/Chicago International Airport is leaving for a similar job in Naples, Fla.

Airport Director Chris Curry says he'll begin his new job overseeing three airports for the Collier County Airport Authority on Sept. 15. The Collier County commissioners appointed him in mid-July.

Curry was selected as Gary's airport director in summer 2006.

Three of the airport board's seven members voted against extending his contract in October, but the other four approved it. That vote kept him as director through March 2013 at a salary of $150,400 per year.

Curry's departure comes as the Gary airport deals with plans for a railroad relocation and a runway extension.