Retiring Airport Director, Jon Rosborough, Receives Long Leaf Pine Award

Wilmington, NC – On December 17th, 2014, ILM’s current Airport Director, Jon Rosborough, was honored with the State of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Among the most sought after and valued awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the State.

Mr. Rosborough has been employed at ILM for the past 16 years, served as Airport Director for 14 years, and will be retiring in December of 2014. Previously, he has served in the healthcare industry as Vice-President of Human Resources and Operations at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for 15 years..

“It is with great honor and humbleness that I accept this prestigious award. My career has been very fulfilling and I am so grateful to have been able to give back to this wonderful community and state of North Carolina,” Mr. Rosborough stated in response to his award. “Though I am retiring, I will continue to be in the Wilmington community and am looking forward to spending more time with my family and friends, as well as, staying involved in our beautiful community.”

Jon Rosborough became Director of the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in November of 2000. As the fourth largest airport in North Carolina, ILM serves over 800,000 passengers annually and offers service on both Delta Airlines and US Airways/American Airlines, ILM services 4 non-stop hubs which allow for convenient domestic and international travel. ILM prides itself on offering award winning customer service and convenience with multiple flight options, easy security screening, and close parking. For more information about ILM, please visit, like us on Facebook: or follow us on Twitter at