New Oregon Director of Aviation Appointed

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently announced the appointment of Betty Stansbury as the Director of Oregon Department of Aviation effective February 4, 2019. Senate confirmation hearings for Stansbury’s appointment will be held in late February.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Betty as our new Director of Aviation. Betty has a wealth of experience that makes her uniquely qualified for this position,” Governor Brown said. “I look forward to welcoming Betty, who has extensive background as an airport executive, back to Oregon in this new role.”

Betty Stansbury earned her Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) with over thirty years of airport management experience. Betty has served in airports in Texas, Kansas, Oregon, Indiana, and most recently as the Executive Director of the Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority in North Carolina. Her prior service in Oregon as the Airport Manager in 1990s left her with a strong desire to return.

Martha Meeker, former State Aviation Board Chair, resigned her Board position as chair to serve as interim director during our most recent search following the retirement of former director Mitch Swecker. “Martha is a dedicated public servant and I’m grateful for her service during this time and pleased to reappoint her to the Board of Aviation,” said Governor Brown. Meeker will seek Senate confirmation to return to the Board in February.