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Franklin County hires new airport manager

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After serving as interim airport manager for nearly two years, Bo Carson has accepted the position as manager of Triangle North Executive Airport, Franklin County announced.

“Mr. Carson’s vision for the airport coupled with his demonstrated track record in economic development position him well for leading Triangle North Executive Airport,” said Angela L. Harris, Franklin County manager.

Carson first came to Franklin County in July 2016 serving as existing industry coordinator with the economic development office. He continued his economic development work and stepped in as interim airport manager of Triangle North Executive Airport in January 2018 after the untimely passing of Stephen Merritt.

Carson has over 20 years of experience and expertise in economic development and was selected as airport manager from a pool of 21 applicants.

Prior to his work in Franklin, he served in several capacities within the Research Triangle Regional Partnership in Raleigh including vice president of business development, vice president of information services and director of research.

Carson received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 and is a graduate of North Pitt High School.

Carson currently resides in Wake Forest with his wife Lori and three children.