Md. Aviation Director to Return to Private Sector

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, will leave that post to return to the private sector, Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan said Tuesday.

Wiedefeld, who led the MAA for three years, will head the aviation consulting practice of Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international consulting firm, where he had worked before joining the MAA. He will stay with the MAA until his successor is named, Flanagan said in a news release.

As head of the MAA, Wiedefeld managed the $1.8 billion of Baltimore-Washington International Airport that included construction of a 510,000-square-foot terminal addition and an 8,400-space parking garage. He also worked with Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security to improve security at the airport.