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Angela Wagner named new Director of Administration & Human Resources at Asheville Regional Airport

(Asheville, N.C.) The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is pleased to announce that Angela Wagner, MSHR, SHRM-SCP is its new Director of Administration and Human Resources.

Wagner is an experienced human resources professional, most recently as Director of Human Resources with a large medical practice headquartered in western North Carolina where she was directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of all human resources activities for the business. She has extensive experience in development and administration of policies and procedures, human resources information system (HRIS) implementations, employment law and employee benefits administration.

Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in German from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Western Carolina University. She is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) of the Society for Human Resource Management and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Western North Carolina Human Resources Association. She volunteers time as a member of the Western North Carolina University's Master's of Human Resources Advisory Board.

"Ms. Wagner is an excellent addition to the senior team at the airport, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization," said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director. "We are pleased to welcome her to the airport."

Asheville Regional Airport is the fourth largest commercial service airport in North Carolina, and is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the country. Served by six airlines (Allegiant, American, Delta , JetBlue, Sun Country and United), AVL offers 25 nonstop destinations and frequent daily connections to and through international hubs. For more information about AVL, visit

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