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City Names New Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges

El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez announced Wednesday the appointment of Monica Lombraña as Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges.

In her new role, Lombraña will lead the City’s efforts to align land and aviation services to enhance travel, commerce and trade.  The City is rethinking its approach to the impact made by the airport and international bridges because first impressions are critical to economic development. The airport is El Paso’s front door to those traveling by air, and the international bridges are the gateways to our neighboring country of Mexico.

“Ms. Lombraña is a proven leader. Through her various management positions, she has made significant contributions to the City of El Paso that have advanced transportation, fiscal management, aviation, economic development and capital improvement projects,” Gonzalez said. “I am confident that she will continue to be a champion for our community.”

Lombraña currently serves as the Director of Aviation for the El Paso International Airport, a position she has held since 2009. She previously managed the airport while serving as Interim Director of the City’s Capital Improvement Department.

She will take over management of the city’s three international bridges from International Bridges Director Mathew McElroy, who has accepted a position in the private sector. An Interim Director of Bridges will be appointed.

Lombrana will continue to oversee all aspects of the management, development, operation and maintenance of the El Paso International Airport.

She joined the City of El Paso in 1994 and has worked in various departments, including Comptroller’s, the Office of Management and Budget, and Contract and Compliance. Prior to being appointed Aviation Director, she served as Assistant Director of Planning and Development and was responsible for the development and implementation of the airport’s Capital Improvement Program and grants administration.

Lombrana is an Accredited Airport Executive and member of the American Association of Airport Executives, is on the 2017 Airports Council International-North America Board of Directors, and is Immediate Past Chair of the Texas Commercial Airport’s Association. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in management from Park University.

Interim Fire Chief of El Paso Fire Department Selected

On Monday, El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez announced the selection Assistant Chief Mario D’Agostino as the Interim Fire Chief of the El Paso Fire Department.

Mayor Oscar Leeser said, “I would like to congratulate Chief Mario D’Agostino on his latest appointment. I also want to thank all the firefighters that were considered for this position. I know the decision was not an easy one for City Manager due to the great number of qualified candidates within the Department. I am proud to say that the El Paso Fire Department will remain on its path of excellence by having one of their own continue to lead this great department. Congratulations to Interim Fire Chief D’Agostino, and thank you to City Manager for having a smooth transition in leadership.”

The City Manager, along with members of the leadership team, interviewed several highly qualified candidates from within the fire department.

“The El Paso Fire Department has many qualified candidates, and I appreciated their time and input during this process. However, Assistant Chief D’Agostino did rise to the top with his extensive knowledge in both operations and administration. I’m confident he will ensure that the department continues to deliver outstanding service to the El Paso community,” said El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.

D’Agostino is a long time El Pasoan who started his career with the El Paso Fire Department in 1992. Since then, he has held several positions within the department, promoting through the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief of Capital Assets and Personnel Support Services.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science as well as a Master of Business Administration/Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. Along with a number of certifications, D’Agostino was accepted into the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program

D’Agostino will begin his role as interim Fire Chief effective immediately. In the meantime, City Manager will work closely with the new Interim Chief before making a determination on the next steps.

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