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New leadership at Rochester airport

Susan L. Walsh has been named director of the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Walsh, who has served as Monroe County’s budget director since 2008, replaces David P. Damelio, who had served as airport director since 2006. He has resigned his position to pursue new professional opportunities, according to a county release.

“Susan’s diverse background in law, management and finance will be a valuable asset as we look to continue state of the art development at GRIA and reinforce its reputation as one of the best mid-sized airports in the nation,” Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks said.

As county budget director, Walsh oversaw more than $1 billion dollars in annual spending. Prior to being named budget director, she served as the county’s deputy director of Human Resources and, formerly, as a top manager in the county’s Department of Human Services.

Brooks also announced that the Office of Management and Budget will become a division of the Department of Finance. Scott M. Adair, Monroe County’s chief financial officer, will continue as director of finance while also assuming the duties of the budget director.