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Joshua Marcy appointed as director of Paine Field

Confirmation required by Snohomish County Council


Last updated 4/13/2023 at 3:50pm

Joshua Marcy was named the permanent director for Paine Field Airport.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers made the announcement Thursday, April 13, after completing a nationwide search. Marcy has served as the interim director since the departure of Arif Ghouse in February. The appointment requires Snohomish County Council confirmation.

With over 20 years in the aviation industry, Marcy has been at Paine Field since May 2021 and previously served as a deputy director. He earned his Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) certification in 2022 from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), putting him in a small and elite group of airport leaders.

"Snohomish County's Paine Field Airport is the most economically impactful airport in the state, accounting for over 155,000 jobs and nearly $60 billion in yearly economic activity," Somers said. "We are continually looking at ways to make Paine Field stronger and more diverse. Joshua Marcy is the best person to lead Paine Field as we continue to support the growth and innovation at the heart of our aerospace industry."

"I am excited and honored to take on the role of Airport Director for Snohomish County," Marcy said. "I am committed to taking our airport into the future by fostering collaboration with our public and private partners and ensuring that we continue to provide excellent customer service to our aviation and surrounding communities. My goal is to continue to reinforce our airport as a leader in the aviation industry, and I am excited to work alongside our world-class team to achieve this vision."


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