In their statement, Potter and Curto said the board would strengthen and clarify rules on hiring ex-board members. While that review is ongoing, Gibbs said, “no decision has been made” on Reiley. In their letter, LaHood and the three elected officials did not mention Reiley by name but said one immediate reform should be to “terminate all existing employment relationships with former Board members.”
In response to the inspector general’s report, Curto said he suspended all international travel for board members and wants the board to give him authority to approve all trips. He said that the board will vote next month on new ethics, conflict of interest and travel policies, as well as rules on hiring of former board members.
Potter said he has stopped the use of an exemption that allowed certain contracts to be awarded without competitive bidding. The inspector general’s report found that the MWAA awarded more than $220 million in contracts using the exemption.