West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) welcomes two new members to its Executive Leadership team. Lawrence (L.J.) Marciano joins as the Airport’s Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Director, and Andrew Gunnoe as the Airport’s Chief Development Officer.
“We have an incredible team at CRW who work very hard to ensure that CRW remains a world-class Airport for the State of West Virginia. We are thrilled to add the talents of L.J. and Andrew to our team, and I know they will make an immediate impact on our future success,” said Airport Director and CEO Dominique Ranieri.
Lawrence (L.J.) Marciano, Chief Operating Officer & Assistant Director
L.J. will oversee the teams running Airport Operations, Maintenance, and Capital Jet Center. He will also assist with air service development and long-term planning.
He brings over 25 years of aviation industry experience in airline affairs and airport consulting to this role. He has held various senior leadership roles at legacy and low-cost carriers, with expertise in revenue management, operations, supply chain management, and airport affairs. He previously served as the Associate Vice President of Business & Finance at Landrum & Brown, Inc, a global aviation consulting firm. He was responsible for Business Services and Planning client consulting.
Marciano is a University of Rochester graduate and holds a Master’s Degree from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration.
“I am excited for the opportunity to fill the role of COO & Assistant Director at West Virginia International Yeager Airport,” said Mr. Marciano. “I am thrilled to be a part of the airport’s continued success and know that we will be able to continue to build upon the outstanding work that has already occurred and continue to grow CRW in the future.”
Andrew Gunnoe, Chief Development Officer
Andrew Gunnoe spent the prior nine years as the Deputy County Manager, Assistant County Attorney, and Fiduciary Supervisor for the Kanawha County Commission. During his time with the Commission, Gunnoe worked on all aspects of County Government, including the redevelopment of Shawnee Park into the Shawnee Sports Complex and, more recently, the County’s $34 million American Rescue Plan Act grant program.
Gunnoe is a West Virginia University College of Law graduate and holds a Master’s Degree from the West Virginia College of Business & Economics. Gunnoe is also an American Planning Association Certified Planner (AICP). The AICP certification is the only nationwide, independent verification of planning professional’s skills and qualifications.
“Andrew will be an invaluable asset to the Airport,” said Ranieri. Gunnoe will assist with managing the many ongoing projects at CRW, grant sourcing, business development, and government affairs.
“I am thrilled about this opportunity and would like to thank Director Ranieri and the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority Board for allowing me to join the amazing team at CRW,” said Andrew Gunnoe. “I must specifically thank and recognize the Kanawha County Commission – President Kent Carper, Commissioner Ben Salango, Commissioner Lance Wheeler, and County Manager Jennifer Herrald for the incredible opportunity to be involved in Kanawha County government for so many years.”