Terrence (Terry) G. Slaybaugh leads the Airport Division of the Milwaukee County Department of Public Works as Airport Director of General Mitchell International and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airports. Mitchell International, located five miles south of downtown Milwaukee, is the largest commercial airport in the state and serves greater Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and the northern Illinois / northern Chicago region. Timmerman is a General Aviation airport located in northwest Milwaukee County.
Slaybaugh recently was the Director of Aviation for the City of Dayton. He led the Department of Aviation, which operates Dayton International Airport and Dayton Wright Brothers Airport, a General Aviation airport. Slaybaugh held this position from 2011 until his arrival in Milwaukee in February 2015.
From 1996 to 2006, Slaybaugh served as Director of Aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, New York, where he led the expansion of low-fare air service, business development and expansion of post 9/11 airport security. Prior to that, Slaybaugh was the Director of Economic Development for Monroe County, the fourth largest county in New York State.
His experience also includes Economic and Community Development management, real estate development, lobbying, and private aviation business development for both public and private sector organizations.
Slaybaugh started his career with the Grand Rapids Urban League, where he directed a housing advocacy and counseling project for the City of Grand Rapids and western Michigan.
Slaybaugh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Environmental Science.
He and his wife, Donna, have eight children.