Nelson selected to lead airport

Currituck County welcomes William Nelson as the new director of Currituck Regional Airport.  As the Airport Manager, Nelson  will oversee the facility’s daily operations, including fuel management, budgeting, customer service, and compliance with federal aviation regulations.

Nelson graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Aviation Science. He comes to Currituck County from a position at the Elizabeth City Regional Airport, where he was employed as a lineman overseeing aircraft maintenance and customer service.

“From growing up in Ahoskie, to graduating and training at Elizabeth City State, I have always called Eastern North Carolina home,” Nelson said.  “The chance to manage Currituck Regional Airport is an opportunity to promote economic growth and make my home community stronger. It’s a dream job and I’m grateful for the opportunity.”

Nelson is a native of Ahoskie, N.C.  Along with his degree in Aviation Science, he is also a lifelong aviation enthusiast and holds a commercial pilot’s license.