airport administration

West Virginia International 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
Trip Shumate

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


Representing the Kanawha County Commission

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

Representing Governor Jim Justice

Brian Abraham


Col William Peters (Ret.)

Board Member Emeritus

Henry C. Shores

Airport Management

Nick Keller, Airport Director & CEO
Dominique Ranieri, Esq., Assistant Airport Director & COO
Maggie Leaptrot, Director of Finance & Administration & CFO
Russ Kennedy, Operations Manager
Eric Johnson, Chief of Police
Kevin Price, Chief Development Officer
Paige Withrow, Marketing Manager



Barbara K. Matthey, Executive Secretary
Mindy Shaffer, Executive Assistant
Josh Potter, Comptroller
Andrea Gritt, Capital Jet Center Manager
Rachel Urbanski, Public Affairs Specialist
Shayla White, HR Specialist

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

January 2022: Wednesday the 26th Public Notice and Agenda
February 2022: Wednesday the 23rd
March 2022: Wednesday the 23rd
April 2022: Wednesday the 27th
May 2022: Wednesday the 25th
June 2022: Wednesday the 22nd
July 2022: Wednesday the 27th
August 2022: Wednesday the 24th
September 2022: Wednesday the 28th
October 2022: Wednesday the 26th
December 2022: Wednesday the 7th


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