County hires two new directors

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Deputy Administrator Davis Anderson announced last week the hiring of two new directors for the County – Russell Price as Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Director and Denise Bryan as Airport Director.


Bryan, a private pilot with over 12 years in commercial aviation, has served as interim director since the summer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics with a minor in airport management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

“This is an airport with so much potential to grow,” Bryan said, “I’ll be working to make it one of the most valuable tools in Fairfield County to attract new business.”

Bryan and her husband, Joe, have lived in South Carolina for 24 years and are both involved in the general aviation community.

Effective Dec. 4, Price, who serves as a Fairfield County magistrate, will begin his new role as the Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Director.


“I’ve worked with Russell for 18 years, including his successful tenure at Drawdy Park,” D Anderson said, “and he always gives 100 percent to his job.”

“I’m looking forward to working with the youth of the county again and improving recreational opportunities for the entire county population including seniors, get-fit participants, after school programs and youth sports,” Price said.  Price said he also wants to improve the county’s facilities/parks and many of the recreational programs.

“The commitment by the county administration to improve recreation in the county played heavily in my decision to accept the position,” Price said.

Price and his wife, Julie, and their two children, Georgia Kate and Brody, live in Fairfield County.

“Having someone in this job who is from the community who knows the people and has a background in recreation is a plus for the department as it moves forward,” County Administrator Jason Taylor said. “Both of these new directors are an asset to the County. “Having someone at the airport reporting directly to administration will, I think, improve the safety, professionalism and customer service at the airport,” Taylor said.


  1. Jim Parrish says

    Congratulations, to Russell and Denise. Great selections

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