Airport Authority Elects Officers

Wbm 0926 Profilemain GirardotThe New Hanover County Airport Authority recently elected DONNA GIRARDOT as chair of the board for a third consecutive term.

Girardot in 2018 became the airport authority’s first female chair, after in 2014 becoming the first woman to have a seat on the board in twenty-five years.

Girardot previously served as head of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association and Business Alliance for a Sound Economy.

The authority oversees Wilmington International Airport.

Harry Stovall was named vice chair and Spruill Thompson was selected as board secretary.

Nick Rhodes was appointed to the New Hanover Airport Authority by the New Hanover County Commissioners and will serve a four-year term.

Rhodes served twenty-one years in the Air Force, holding several senior management positions in systems engineering and acquisition program management, according to a news release. After retiring as a lieutenant colonel, Rhodes worked as a management consultant.

Rhodes is a board member of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation and the North Carolina Freedom Park. He has also served with local organizations such as Kids Making It, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron Executive Network, and Wilmington Downtown Rotary. He is also a member of 100 Black Men of Coastal North Carolina.


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