Slaybaugh came to Milwaukee after working as the director of Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio.
“(Slaybaugh) stated that the transition for his family has been a very difficult one, and he will be returning to Dayton, Ohio, where his family is located,” said Nate Holton, spokesman for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “Spencer Stuart, the recruitment firm that Milwaukee County worked with in the last hiring process, will be assisting in finding a replacement for Slaybaugh.”
In late January, Slaybaugh was named the new director of Mitchell International to replace Barry Bateman, who retired last year.
In the interim period, Milwaukee County Director of Transportation Brian Dranzik will be physically located at the airport working directly with staff to provide ongoing administrative oversight until a permanent airport director can be found, Holton said. James Martin, the Transportation Department’s director of administration, will handle day-to-day oversight of other transportation divisions during this period.
“While the county executive is disappointed in Terry’s decision, he is committed to working aggressively to hire a new airport director who will provide exceptional leadership and performance at the high standard that has been set by Milwaukee County and GMIA staff,” Holton said. “The search for a new airport director will begin immediately.”