The City of Charlotte Appoints Amber Leathers, A.A.E., as Airport Planning Director

December 1, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NC – The City of Charlotte has named Amber Leathers, A.A.E., as Airport Planning Director. In this role, Ms. Leathers will be responsible for the management of airport design work at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). She began her new position on November 6, 2021.

Ms. Leathers brings more than eight years of experience working for CLT to her new position, most recently serving as Planning and Environmental Manager. In this role, she led the team that develops and manages the $3.28B capital program through support of the government process. She has also served as Senior Planner, Principal Planner and Airport Operations Officer. She was a Research Participant with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

“I am honored to be selected for this position. I’ve gotten to witness the Airport’s extraordinary growth over the years, and I am excited to lead CLT’s Planning Division and continue to support the Airport’s vision of serving as an economic engine of the Carolinas,” said Ms. Leathers. “Serving as the second largest hub for the world’s largest airline is important to not only this community but for the national air space and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of its contribution.”

Ms. Leathers earned her bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and went on to earn her master’s degree in Aviation Project Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is an Accredited Member (A.A.E.) of the American Association of Airport Executives.

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