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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2022
Press Release: 22-0013
Contact: Shannon McCarthy, (907) 269-0448, shannon.mccarthy@alaska.gov

Craig Campbell Appointed as Interim Airport Director of
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Campbell brings decades of aviation experience to manage ANC until permanent replacement can be selected.

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –Craig Campbell has accepted an appointment to serve as the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) Interim Airport Manager until a permanent replacement can be named. The position has been vacant since the previous airport manager left in February 2022.

Campbell comes with extensive aviation and aerospace experience, with over 35 years in the United States Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard. He served as the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2018. Additionally, he has over 15 years of aviation consulting experience including serving as project manager for numerous projects throughout Alaska’s aviation system, and managing projects at the Anchorage and Fairbanks airports.

“I am pleased to have Craig step into this role,” said John Binder, DOT&PF Deputy Commissioner for Aviation. He continued, “Mr. Campbell has extensive aviation and aerospace management experience, and will provide ANC a steady hand until a permanent Airport Manager can be selected.”

ANC is the second busiest cargo airport in the Unites States and the fourth busiest in the world. It contributes significantly to Alaska's economy, and one in every 10 jobs in Anchorage are associated with the airport. ANC is the gateway airport to much of Alaska for both passengers and cargo.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 33 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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