Randall Berg, A.A.E.


Executive Summary

Randall D. Berg, A.A.E. is a uniquely qualified industry expert with over 40 years of experience in airport management and aviation advocacy. His leadership experience ranges from large-hub international to small municipal airports.

From 2016 – 2018, Berg served as the Director of Aviation for King County Washington, where he directed the King County International Airport, commonly known as Boeing Field. With 150 tenant businesses, the general aviation reliever airport generates an annual economic impact of approximately $3.5 billion and supports over 16,000 jobs. It is also home to Boeing’s Aircraft Flight Test, Military Operations and B-737 Delivery Center, as well as the Seattle Museum of Flight.

Prior to this position, Berg served for nearly 15 years as Director of Airport Operations for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. In this position he was responsible for the daily operations of the Salt Lake City International Airport, a large hub facility that handled approximately 21 million passengers and over 300,000 annual aircraft operations. Additionally, he was responsible for the department’s two general aviation airports.

Berg has also held executive-level airport management positions with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority; the City of Long Beach, Calif.; El Dorado County, Calif.; and the City of Auburn, Wash. Prior to that, he worked his way through college while employed at the Van Nuys Airport servicing general aviation aircraft.

A certified private pilot, Berg has taught Aviation Administration as an adjunct professor at various universities for nearly 30 years. He has served as an Executive Committee member, Board member and Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives, and is currently its First Past Chair. He has also served as a Board Member for the National Aeronautic Association and President of the Aero Club of Southern California. He currently participates in the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences Airport Cooperative Research Program.

Experience Highlights

Salt City International Airport, Utah

Director of Airport Operations

  • Leads the 275-member airport operations team.
  • Prepared the airport to meet the stringent customer service, operational and security requirements of the 2002 Winter Olympics in a post-9-11 environment.
  • Planned and implemented the nation’s first checked baggage screening requirement for 2002 Winter Olympics, which included developing the operational concepts and protocols for nationally adopted security procedures.

Burbank Airport, California

Deputy Director

  • Led the 110-member airport operations, maintenance and noise management teams.
  • Managed preparation and implementation of the FAR Part 150 and the nation’s first Part 161 Noise Compatibility Programs.
  • Oversaw teams of air traffic controllers, airline pilots, consultants, airport planners and airport representatives to influence flight procedures and location of flight tracks to optimize airport capacity.

Long Beach Airport, California

Assistant Airport Manager

  • Led the 50-member operations, maintenance and noise management teams.
  • Developed Airport’s Noise Mitigation Policy, which established the national legal precedence for airports to control noise impacts.

Lake Tahoe Airport, California

Airport Director

  • Developed the business and operational aspects of the airport.
  • Negotiated with state government agencies to change noise regulations to allow commercial jet service.

Auburn Municipal Airport, Washington

Airport Manager

  • Developed Auburn’s first FAA- adopted Master Plan, which allowed the city to receive FAA airport development grants.


Recipient of numerous aviation industry awards for distinguished service in advancing professionalism in aviation, including American Association of Airport Executive’s Distinguished Service Award and honors from the FAA and TSA.

Served as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives.


B.S. Aviation Management, Pepperdine University
A.A. Aerospace Technology, Glendale College