The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has started a nationwide search for a new executive director for Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

The new director will replace Dan Feger, who is remaining at the airport to oversee the planning of a new replacement terminal. He has been executive director since 2008 and has worked for the airport for 30 years.

Authority President Frank Quintero said the agency created the position of director of development services specifically for Feger because of his skills and experience.

“When you think about the amount of work that will have to go into the planning and construction of not only the 14-gate Replacement Terminal, but also all of the ancillary airport improvements, it is a full-time job,” Quintero said in a prepared statement. “I can’t think of an individual better suited for this role than Dan Feger.”

Feger remains executive director until a replacement is named and then will move into his new role.

The airport authority looks to build the replacement terminal on land north of the existing terminal. A draft environmental impact report on the project is expected April 29.

Any terminal plan would have to be approved by Burbank voters, who in 2000 passed Measure B, an initiative that requires public approval of expansion or relocation of the airport’s terminal.