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Airport executive director announces retirement

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Patrick S. Graham, left, executive director of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is retiring. Patrick S. Graham, left, executive director of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is retiring.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Savannah Airport Commission Wednesday announced that Patrick S. Graham, executive director of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is retiring.

Assistant Executive Director Gregory B. Kelly will serve as the acting executive director starting July 1. 

Graham began working with the Savannah Airport Commission in 1985. He has been its executive director since Jan. 1, 1991.

During his 28-year tenure, Graham was responsible for many major capital projects, including the design and construction of the new airport terminal in the northwest quadrant of the airport, which ran from May 1992-1994. The cost was $68.4 million.

Graham has served as president of Visit Savannah, chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, president of Leadership Savannah and several other civic boards and positions.

"On behalf of all the Commissioners I would like to thank Mr. Graham for his twenty-eight years of dedicated service to the Airport and for his steadfast leadership" said Savannah Airport Commission Chairman Sylvester Formey, in a statement. 

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