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Port of Benton Welcomes New Airport Manager


November 22, 2022

Richland, Wash.
– Quentin Wright joined Port of Benton on Nov. 7 as Airport Manager for the port’s Prosser and Richland airports.

His responsibilities include managing overall safe operations projects, master plans and lease administration for both airports. With experience in hangar lease management, and property and aircraft fleet maintenance, Wright brings an expansive array of talents and skills to the port.

“I am very excited about this new adventure and the chance to work with all the stakeholders at the Prosser and Richland airports,” said Wright. “Managing the same airport in Richland where I had my first flight as a youth is a dream come true!”

Wright previously worked for Wisk Aero on a flight test team developing electric vehicle takeoff and landing aircraft. He also has experience as director of maintenance for a California-based flight school.

Wright holds an airframe and powerplant mechanic license with inspection authorization privileges through the Federal Aviation Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology – Maintenance Management from Utah State University.

 “Quentin is a tremendous asset to the port team, and we look forward to the future growth of Prosser and Richland airports under his management,” said Diahann Howard, PPM®, port executive director.



Diahann Howard, PPM®
Executive Director

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