Former NMSA Director Homans Finds Job in Florida

Richard Branson, Bill Richardson and Rick Homans at the Spaceport America runway dedication ceremony.

Former New Mexico Spaceport Authority Executive Director Rick Homans has found a new job in Florida. The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation has hired him as its chief executive officer and president, starting on Jan. 17. Homans and the corporation are negotiating a 3-year contract.

Homans had two stint running the NMSA, which oversees the construction and operations of the state’s $209 million Spaceport America facility. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez elected not to keep Homans in that post when she took over from Democratic predecessor Bill Richardson.

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