‘Interim’ no more: Cagle named permanent Charlotte Douglas director

Brent Cagle
Brent Cagle

Brent Cagle doesn’t have “interim” in his aviation director title anymore: He’s been named aviation director of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, without qualification.

The city of Charlotte announced the change Wednesday in a short message attributed to City Manager Ron Carlee.

“Brent Cagle has been heading the airport for almost three years and has performed at an outstanding level. Earlier this year, it was determined that the designation of interim was no longer necessary,” Carlee said.

A city spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to questions about when the decision was made and who made it. The decision wasn’t previously announced, but the Observer inquired Tuesday about Cagle’s title.

Cagle was named interim aviation director to succeed former aviation director Jerry Orr in July 2013. That’s when Orr resigned or was fired, depending on which side you were listening to, in the midst of a bitter fight over whether the city or a new state commission would run Charlotte Douglas.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo