Executive Leadership Team
Below, meet the executive leadership team for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.
Michael Landguth, A.A.E.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Landguth is RDU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. With nearly 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, Landguth is responsible for overall staffing, budgeting, strategic planning and operations at RDU.
Prior to joining RDU, he served as chief executive officer and president of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority after also holding the position of director of airport operations within the organization. Landguth holds both bachelor and master degrees in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Tom Barritt is Interim Chief Financial Officer and oversees accounting, budget development and compliance, procurement, debt issuance and management and financial planning.
Barritt has held several roles within the Airport Authority since 1996. Prior to joining the Airport Authority, he was employed as public accountant. He holds a B. A. in Accounting from N.C. State University.
Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs
Teresa Damiano is the Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs and oversees air service, communications and community affairs, customer relations and guest services activities.
Damiano joined the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in 1987. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and Speech Communications from N.C. State University and is a member of the Board of Directors for the N.C. Division of Tourism.
Vice President of Airport Operations
Duane Legan is the Vice President of Airport Operations and oversees airport operations, aviation security, RDU’s Emergency Operations Center, airport communications, police, Fire-Rescue and ground transportation activities.
Legan joined the Airport Authority in 2008. Previously, Legan was Vice President of Information Services at Marine Federal Credit Union and is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Legan has a B.S. in Supervision and Organizational Leadership from Purdue University and a M.S. in Computer Information Systems Management from Boston University.
Erin Locklear is the General Counsel, providing legal oversight and coordination for a wide range of issues that affect the Airport Authority. She also oversees the Small Business Office.
Locklear earned an A.B. in Sociology from Princeton University. She also received a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Vice President and Chief Information Strategy Officer
Chuck McFall is the Vice President and Chief Information and Strategy Officer. Chuck oversees all information services activities at the airport and provides leadership for all RDU strategic planning initiatives.
McFall previously worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. McFall has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, a M.A. in Applied Organizational Behavior from Tusculum College and an Executive Certificate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Facility Asset Management
Tom Quesenberry is the Vice President of Facility Asset Management overseeing facilities engineering and building systems. Tom served as Senior Program Manager for the Terminal 1 Renovation and Terminal 2 projects, two of RDU’s largest construction efforts.
Quesenberry earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from N.C. State University. He is also on the Board of Directors of the N.C. Airports Association.
William “Bill” Sandifer, A.A.E.
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Bill Sandifer is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He oversees all aspects of facility planning, maintenance and design as well as the airport’s operations, police, fire-rescue and ground transportation departments.
He brings 27 years of comprehensive airport management and consulting experience to the Airport Authority. Most recently, he was the senior vice president and national aviation director at Reynolds, Smith and Hills.
Sandifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University.
Director and Chief Human Resources Officer
Cleon Umphrey is the Director and Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for the airport’s human resource functions including recruitment, compliance, payroll, benefits, wellness program, safety and talent management. He holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University.