The Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioners appointed Stephen D. Williams, of Franklinville, Gloucester County to serve as the agency’s next Deputy Executive Director.

NEW CASTLE, DEL. — The Delaware River and Bay Authority commissioners appointed a Gloucester County man to serve as the agency’s next deputy executive director.

Stephen D. Williams, of Franklinville, is the third deputy executive director to serve at the bi-state agency, the DRBA announced in a statement Tuesday.

“I am honored that the Commission selected me to handle the responsibilities of deputy executive director,” Williams said. “I look forward to working with our leadership team as we balance our two very important missions: managing our vital transportation links that have aided the growth and prosperity of our region while engaging in economic development projects to create and retain jobs for area residents.”

“Steve has done a phenomenal job leading our airports division for more than 10 years,” said Chairman James N. Hogan. “Because the majority of our economic development initiatives occur at our airport facilities, it makes sense to expand his role and responsibilities and to streamline the decision making process. Steve is a consummate professional, a real team player. I look forward to continuing our working relationship as the organization moves forward.”

Williams has more than 40 years of airport and transportation management experience, the statement said. He has spent the past 11 years as a Long Island airport manager.

Williams began his official duties as deputy executive director Jan. 5. The DRBA commissioners unanimously approved Williams’ appointment.

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