Welcome New Airport Director: Randy Shank 

Stanly County Airport Names New Airport Director

Welcome New Airport Director: Randy Shank

Randy Shank began his career in aviation on March 19, 1985 with Piedmont Airlines in Charlotte, NC.

He quickly fell in love with the operational aspects of a large commercial hub and spent the first 14 years of
his airline career working in both below-the-wing and above-the-wing job functions at Charlotte Douglas
International Airport.

In January 1998, Mr. Shank moved to a role in management in the Customer
Service Training Department.

He held various roles at the Flight Simulation Training Center, including
project management initiatives, classroom facilitation, and human resource needs management.

After completing 34 years in commercial aviation, Mr. Shank retired from American Airlines on March 19,

He became the SCUSA Transportation Director on April 1, 2019 and was responsible for the
comprehensive oversight of the public transportation system for Stanly County, NC.

There, he gained insight into the intricacies of managing a departmental budget, while directing and managing all SCUSA
operations and personnel.

Mr. Shank will return to his aviation roots as the new Stanly County Airport
Director on July 17, 2023.

Mr. Shank and his wife, Carol, have been married for 35 years. They have two
grown children, who reside with their spouses in Charlotte and Apex.