Airport Director Walker to Retire in June | News
McCarran Airport Director Randy Walker will retire from his position in June after 16 years heading the county’s aviation department.
Walker, 59, oversaw the airport as its traffic more than doubled and peaked at 47 million passenger in two decades, including supervision of the recently completed, $2.4-billion Terminal 3, the D Concourse expansion and the Airport Connector tunnel.
Walker also served as deputy director of aviation, assistant county manager and finance director during his more than 22 years as a County employee.
“I am proud of what the airport team has accomplished in my tenure as Director of Aviation for Clark County,” Walker wrote in a prepared statement. “Our vision is to ‘Be a Global Leader,’ and we have certainly accomplished this in several areas. I know the team will continue to work toward that vision for all areas of the operation going forward.”
Walker joined the Department of Aviation more than 22 years ago when he accepted the position of deputy director. Walker was assistant county manager for Clark County from 1996 to 1997, when he oversaw 12 County departments and provided fiscal oversight for District Court, Justice Court and all of Clark County’s elected officials. In 1995, Walker served as director of the County’s Department of Finance.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in 1977, Walker held a variety of budget and management positions. He was an analyst in the Clark County Manager’s office in 1979 and the business manager for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1980. He served as deputy city manager for the city of Las Vegas for six years prior to rejoining the County at the airport in 1990. During this time, Walker represented the city of Las Vegas in the Nevada State Legislature.
Walker was born in Boulder City and grew up in Henderson where he and his wife, Terry, raised their six children.