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Mohave County Airport Authority welcomes Assistant Airport Director

Written by The Bee

March 10, 2020

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MCAA names Kellen Shireman, C.M., as Assistant Airport Director

Bullhead City, Ariz. (March 10, 2020) ̶ Kellen Shireman has his heart in the clouds and his feet firmly on the ground.
“I’ve had a passion for aircraft as long as I can remember,” Shireman said.

As Assistant Airport Director at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Shireman assists Airport Director Jeremy Keating in oversite and management of all airport activity, including upcoming grant projects to rehabilitate terminal access, airport road loop improvement and the completion of the airport Master Plan update. Shireman began his tenure with the airport February 28.

“I’m looking forward to all the new experience I’m going to get,” Shireman said. “There is so much going on day to day here right now and I’m going to be in the middle of it. It’s exciting.” Shireman has a strong airport operations background, most recently serving as the Airport Operations Supervisor II for Chicago O’Hare International Airport after beginning as Airport Operations Supervisor I in 2012. He also
worked previously for San Jose International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport.

“Originally I wanted to be a pilot, but it wasn’t the right direction for me,” Shireman said. “I took a few airport management classes at Purdue and found what I wanted to do.” Shireman holds a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management from Purdue University and is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

“I can’t wait to dive into the current and future projects at the airport and build relationships with the IFP team
members and the Laughlin/Bullhead community,” Shireman said.

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