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, Chairman, representative of the Kanawha County Commission
Norman Shumate III, Vice Chairman, representative of the City of Charleston
H.B. Wehrle, Secretary-Treasurer, 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

David Hill

Representing the Lincoln County Commission

Allen Holder


Col (ret) William Peters

Representing the Kanawha County Commission

Maj. Gen. Allen Tackett (Ret.)
Priscilla M. Haden
Andrew Jordan
Henry C. Shores
Karen Haddad
H.B. Wehrle, III
Todd Goldman

Representing Governor Jim Justice

Mike Hall, Chief of Staff

Airport Management

Nick Keller, Airport Director
Dominique Ranieri, Esq., Assistant Director
James Mason, Assistant Director
Maggie Leaptrot, Finance & Administration Manager
Russ Kennedy, Operations Manager
Roger Hill, Maintenance Manager
Chris Keyser, Support Services Manager
Eric Johnson, Chief of Police
Kevin Price, Capital Jet Center Manager



Barbara K. Matthey, Executive Secretary
Paige Butcher, Assistant Marketing Manager
Josh Potter, Assistant Finance & Administration Manager
Andrea Tracewell, Capital Jet Center Assistant Manager
Mike Slack, Capital Jet Center Ground Services Manager
Michael D. McMillen, Account Executive
Shayla White, Account Executive
Emiley Schoolcraft, Human Resources Specialist

TRAVELER UPDATES: Yeager Airport is OPEN. We continue to work with our public health experts and partners to monitor COVID-19. If you have an upcoming flight, please reach out directly to your airline with any questions about your flight status. Please see for updates.