Aviation Committee

Chair: Paisley Gordon Jr., CPG Real Estate, Inc.

Focus: The committee meets with representatives from Charlotte Douglas airport and American Airlines to ensure we maintain an environment that supports the growth that has led to our economic development successes.

Mission: This committee’s mission is to represent the business interests of our number one economic development asset, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and its primary carrier American Airlines, via strategic partnerships and legislative advocacy to ensure we maintain an environment that supports continued growth and the airport’s global access.

Membership: Members are those who have working relationships with either entity as well as business leaders who want to aid in the advocacy efforts to support Charlotte’s #1 asset – the airport. Membership is open to anybody who is an active Chamber member.

Meeting Dates: February 2, April 5, June 14, August 2, October 18, December 13. Dates are subject to change, please check back.

Expectations of Committee Membership: Committee members are expected to advance the committee’s mission among the Executive Committee and other Chamber members, and represent points of advocacy that have been agreed upon by the committee and approved by the Chamber Executive Committee or Board of Directors. Committee members will be asked to attend Charlotte City Council and community meetings related to airport matters; and to engage with local, state and federal elected officials as well as business leaders to advocate for strategic growth and continued low-cost operations at CLT. In addition, the Committee will be charged with hosting a yearly event with recognized, national speakers from the aviation community, in order to advance an awareness of aviation locally.

Natalie English
Senior Vice President,
Public Policy


Carrie Cook
VP, Governmental Affairs,
Public Policy

Laura Guacci
Public Policy Programs