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Peninsula Airport Commission Appoints New Executive Director

For Immediate Release

Peninsula Airport Commission Appoints New Executive Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA, October 13, 2017– The Peninsula Airport Commission (PAC) has named their new Executive Director. Michael A. Giardino, C.M. will take over on November 6, 2017 as Executive Director of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF).

Mr. Giardino, has been serving as the Director of Aviation with the Monroe County Airport Authority for the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) since 2012, where he leads a staff of 120 personnel in construction planning, security, maintenance and operations for the airport.  He also has management experience in human resources, budget management, emergency management and is very engaged with the communities he serves. In addition, Mr. Giardino is a 26-year Naval Aviator veteran, whose last command was as the Executive Officer for Naval Air Station Key West.  “The Airport Commission is ready and excited to have Mr. Giardino lead, manage and develop our airport for future success.  We are confident the new Director will assist the Commission to exceed the expectations of the State Aviation Board, and our regional communities” said George Wallace, Peninsula Airport Commission Chairman.

Originally from Rochester, NY, Mr. Giardino’s Naval career has taken him many places over the years, most notably, Southeast Virginia, where he and his wife Janice resided for nearly 10 years and their youngest son, Dominic was born at Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Giardino has been met with a variety of challenging operational environments in his career, but through planning, development and strategy implementation has come away with many successes.

“I would like to thank the Peninsula Airport Commission for selecting me as their Executive Director.  I look forward to working with the Commission, airport staff and our partners to openly assess and aggressively address the community’s air travel needs.” said Michael Giardino, incoming Executive Director.  Mr. Giardino, together with his wife Janice, will be calling the Virginia Peninsula home beginning early November.

For additional information about the Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) visit us on the web at  The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is the Smart Way to Fly!


Media Contact:
Jenifer Spratley
Director, Marketing and Public Affairs
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)
Cell# 757.817.7282
Office# 757.877.0221 Ext. 239






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