Randall H. Walker
Director
Clark County Department of Aviation

 
   

 
Randall H. Walker was appointed director of aviation for Clark County in May 1997, and is responsible for the oversight of McCarran International Airport, which last year ranked as the seventh-busiest airport in North America. Walker directs operations and expansion projects for the Clark County Department of Aviation, which includes nearly 1,500 county employees at McCarran and four general aviation airports.

McCarran welcomes nearly half of the 40 million people who visit Southern Nevada each year. Including arrivals and departures, McCarran hosted nearly 41.5 million passengers in 2011.

Prior to his appointment as director of aviation, Walker was assistant county manager for Clark County, Nevada, from 1996 to 1997. As assistant county manager, 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.

Walker first served the Clark County Department of Aviation in November 1990, when he accepted the position of deputy director. In this role, Walker was directly involved in the airport’s implementation of the Passenger Facility Charge program. McCarran was among the first airports in the nation to have its PFC application approved by the FAA.

After earning his bachelor’s in accounting (Magna Cum Laude) 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. Walker 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. He is proud to be a native Nevadan and is an active leader in the community.

Walker will retire from his current position effective June 3, 2013.

Revised March 2013