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Days after Director of the Lynchburg Regional Airport Mark Courtney announced his plans to retire, City Manager Bonnie Svrcek named Deputy Airport Director Andrew LaGala as his replacement.
"I am very happy that we had a plan in place to succeed retiring Airport Director Mark Courtney," Svrcek said in a news release issued Monday. "Mr. LaGala brings a wealth of airport management experience with him to this position and has been training under Mark Courtney since his arrival last November."
The release states that LaGala has worked closely with Courtney on the Airport’s five-year, $20 million federal, state and city Airport Capital Improvement Plan and with the $3.2 million, budget. LaGala is directly responsible for airport operations, maintenance, custodial, FAR Part 139 certification and TSA Part 1542 security functions.