HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 17, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is very pleased to announce the appointment of Garrison A. Plessinger to the role of Director of the Hagerstown Regional Airport effective November 5, 2018.

Plessinger is currently employed by American Airlines in Fort Worth, Texas as a Network Planning Analyst. His responsibilities include management of airline scheduling for major airports, operational reliability, maintaining operational budgets, adherence to operational requirements and guidelines, staffing levels to support operations, capacity planning and feasibility studies. He is also involved in the coordination of airport runway and terminal construction, equipment inventories, and marketing.

A native of St. Thomas, PA, Plessinger was selected for the position based on his experience and demonstrated knowledge in commercial airport operations, his education, and diverse background both domestic and internationally. He is a graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, PA and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southern Utah University. He currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

“I am very excited to be appointed to the position and appreciate the opportunity to serve Washington County in the capacity of Airport Director. I look forward to returning to Washington County to continue moving forward the initiatives already set in place by Mr. Ridenour,” said Garrison Plessinger. He will be relocating to Washington County, MD with his family and will begin his duties at the Airport on November 5, 2018.

Retiring Airport Director Phil Ridenour says, “Although my retirement from Hagerstown Regional Airport is bittersweet, I feel that the Board has made an excellent appointment with Mr. Plessinger. He brings a fresh opinion to air operations and I feel he will be a true asset to the airport and Washington County. I look forward to working with him and assisting in his growth at the airport.”