Yeager Airport is owned and operated by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority and is governed by a 15-member board comprised of representatives of Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone and Nicholas Counties and the City of Charleston.

Board Members of the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority

R. Edison Hill, Chairperson, representative of the Kanawha County Commission
Norman Shumate III, Vice-Chairperson, representative of the City of Charleston
H.B. Wehrle, Secretary, representative of the Kanawha County Commission
Priscilla Haden,Vice-Secretary, representative of the Kanawha County Commission

Representing the City of Charleston

Dr. Lewis Whaley

Representing the Putnam County Commission

Lt. Col. James Dodrill (Ret.)

Representing the Nicholas County Commission

Rodney LeRose

Representing the Boone County Commission

Archie Hubbard

Representing the Lincoln County Commission

Allen Holder


Col William Peters (Ret.)

Representing the Kanawha County Commission

Maj. Gen. Allen Tackett (Ret.)
Commissioner Ben Salango
Priscilla M. Haden
Andrew Jordon
Henry C. Shores
H.B. Wehrle, III
Todd Goldman
Mara Boggs

Airport Management

Nick Keller, CEO & Airport Director
Dominique Ranieri, Esq., COO & Assistant Airport Director
Maggie Leaptrot, CFO and Director of Finance & Administration
Russ Kennedy, Operations Manager
Roger Hill, Project Manager
Paige Withrow, Marketing Manager
Eric Johnson, Chief of Police
Kevin Price, Capital Jet Center Manager



Barbara K. Matthey, Executive Secretary
Josh Potter, Comptroller
Andrea Gritt, Capital Jet Center Assistant Manager
Mike Slack, Capital Jet Center Ground Services Manager
Jimmie Mangus, Support Services Manager
Michael D. McMillen, Account Executive
Shayla White, Account Executive
Emiley Schoolcraft, Human Resources Specialist

Upcoming Meetings of the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority Board of Members:

Combined November/ December 2020: Wednesday, December 2nd Amended Public Notice and Agenda December 2020
January 2021: Wednesday the 27th Public Notice and Agenda
February 2021: Wednesday the 24th Amended Public Noice and Agenda
March 2021: Wednesday the 24th Public Notice and Agenda
April 2021: Wednesday the 28th Public Notice and Agenda
May 2021: Wednesday the 26th
June 2021: Wednesday the 23rd
July 2021: Wednesday the 28th


All Meetings Take Place on the Second Floor of the Terminal Building in the Director’s Public Use Conference Room at Noon

Federal law requires wearing a mask at all times in and on the airport and failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry.