Team AVP


The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is under the day to day management and direction of the Executive Director who reports directly the Bi-County Airport Board.

Carl R. Beardsley, Jr.

Executive Director

"It's my passion to ensure that all of our travelers have a great experience at AVP." - Carl Beardsley, Jr.

Gary Borthwick

Assistant Director

"AVP has so much to thank the community for and that is why we provide continued support to local non-profit organizations, military members and community organizations." - Gary Borthwick

George Bieber

Director - Public Safety

"We take safety seriously here at AVP and I am dedicated to ensuring that all policies are followed and enforced." - George Bieber

Eric McKitish

Director - Marketing & Communications

"I love working at AVP because the staff is amazing and there is so much to offer. From first-class amenities to a comforting and stress-free environment, you can't ask for much more!" - Eric McKitish

Stephen Mykulyn, P.E.

Director - Engineering

"AVP offers all of the amenities needed to keep travelers comfortable, safe, and provide a stress-free experience. I am proud to be a part of AVP." - Stephen Mykulyn

Peter Payavis


"We are always adding and improving AVP to make a traveling experience that rises above the rest! We want to see our travelers happy and relaxed." - Peter Payavis

Tom Bonin

Assistant Superintendent

"At AVP, we are always looking towards the future. It's all about thinking ahead and keeping our airport updated for our travelers." - Tom Bonin

Making our community soar.

Bi-County Airport Board

  • Tim McGinley
    Luzerne County (Chairman)
  • C. David Pedri, Esq.
    Luzerne County
  • Jane Walsh Waitkus
    Luzerne County
  • Patrick M. O'Malley
    Lackawanna County (Vice-Chair)
  • Laureen A. Cummings
    Lackawanna County
  • Jerry Notarianni
    Lackawanna County
  • AVP Ambassador Program

    YOU can make a tangible difference in a travelers day by volunteering as an Airport Ambassador.

  • Become an Ambassador

    The Airport is looking for volunteers who are at least 16 years of age and are willing to work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week. • Outgoing Personality • Good Communications Skills • Reliable