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After a decade running Salt Lake City International Airport, Maureen Riley announced Thursday she plans to retire at the end of June.

Riley, an accountant who came to Utah from Florida in 2007, will retire June 30 and return to the Orlando area.

She will leave after the airport in 2016 served a record number of passengers and as it is in the midst of a $3 billion expansion, with the first phase scheduled for completion in 2020.

"It's been such an interesting journey for me," Riley said in a statement released by the airport Thursday, on Riley's 67th birthday. "I've reached the goal I came to achieve, which is to get a new airport for Salt Lake City. We are on our way, and there's no turning back."

Shortly after being elected mayor in 2015, Jackie Biskupski asked nearly every agency head to resign. Riley was one of several who she decided to retain.

"I've also been proud of her leadership as a woman in a field that remains largely dominated by men," Biskupski said in a statement. "She's been a mentor to many women who can look at her and realize 'I can do that, too.' "