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New Airport Manager

Columbia, CA — The county has hired Benedict Stuth as the new Tuolumne County Airport Manager. Deputy County Administrator Daniel Richardson says, “We are so excited to have Benedict Stuth on, he is a pleasure to work with. I think the community will enjoy working with him as they get to know him, his enthusiasm is infectious.”

Richardson says Stuth has expressed a strong desire to engage with community partners such as the Tuolumne County Visitor’s Bureau and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to help expand airport economic development opportunities. The annual Father’s Day Fly-In in June is one of the popular county events held at Columbia Airport, Stuth will also manage Pine Mountain Lake Airport.

Stuth has experience from working for Monterey Regional Airport, the regional Federal Aviation Administration Office in Burlingame, and an airport engineering firm in Los Angeles. Stuth received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

According to Richardson Stuth took over from Jim Thomas who retired after managing the Columbia Airport and Pine Mountain Lake Airports for over a decade.