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Brent Cagle

Brent Cagle photoBrent Cagle serves as the Interim Aviation Director of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Prior to this appointment, Cagle was Assistant Aviation Director, Administration and Finance at CLT, overseeing the Aviation Department’s accounting functions as well  as overseeing the development and management of the Department’s annual operating budget. Cagle also works closely with the Airport’s signatory airlines in the development and management of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Airline Signatory Carriers annual fees and charges budget and settlement. 

Cagle brings more than 20 years of experience in municipal government and 7 years of aviation experience, serving in various financial and aviation positions. He began his career in Waco, Texas as a research analyst with the Economic Development Department and moved into management of contracts. In 2000, Cagle joined the City of Phoenix’s Auditor Department where he held various management roles in the budget office and in neighborhood services.

In 2007, Cagle joined the City of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport where he held the position of Deputy Aviation Director. During his tenure at Sky Harbor International Airport, Cagle oversaw the Financial Management Division, which was responsible for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, a $200 million annual operating budget and capital budget. Cagle also brings experience in preparation of offering statements related to issuance of airport revenue bonds. 

Cagle holds a Masters of Public Administration from Texas Tech University and completed his undergraduate work at Baylor University.


Charlotte Douglas International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Charlotte. Serving more than 41 million passengers in 2012, CLT is ranked 6th nationally in airport operations and 8th in passengers. (ACI 2012 preliminary rankings)  Six major carriers, 14 regional carriers and three foreign flag carriers offer 731 daily flights from CLT with nonstop service to 142 destinations, including 36 international locations.

• Interim Aviation Director – Aviation Department, City of Charlotte (2013 – Present)
• Assistant Aviation Director – Administration and Finance, Aviation Department, City of Charlotte (2012 – 2013)
• Deputy Aviation Director – Aviation Department, City of Phoenix (2008 – 2012)
• Management Services Administrator – Aviation Department, City of Phoenix (2007 – 2008)
• Budget Analyst – City of Phoenix (2004 – 2008)
• Management Assistant – City of Phoenix (2000 – 2004)
• Internal Auditor – City of Phoenix (1998 – 2000)
• City Liaison – City of Phoenix (1994 – 1996)
• Research Analyst – City of Phoenix (1995 – 1996)

• Bachelor of Arts in English – Professional and Technical Writing, Environmental Studies from Baylor University
• Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University