ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- While most of the nation focuses on November 2nd, it's a different November election that has captured the attention of Rockford leaders.
On November 12th Embry-Riddle Trustees are expected to vote on whether Houston or Rockford will be chosen to be the location of the University's third major campus In tonight's Landing Embry-Riddle segment we take a closer look at two very important ERAU Trustees.
Ken DuFour has done as much as anyone to put Rockford in the position of finalist. The ERAU alumnus has three decades of experience in aviation and he's the longest tenured Trustee, joining the board in 1998.
Meantime the other finalist city also has a trustee member. He's 40 year old Zane Rowe. Rowe was named to the board in March, making him the least tenured Trustee. But he may also have the deepest pockets, and he also may not be living in Houston much longer. Rowe was the Chief Financial Officer for Continental Airlines based in Houston. But he's now the CFO for the new Continental and United merger; and that's based in Chicago. So Rowe may be trading in his lawn mower for a snow blower, and may no longer have that strong an interest in seeing Embry-Riddle land in Houston.