First Woman Chosen To Manage Oakland Airport

The terminal building at Oakland County International Airport.Photo by robinscurr - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

The terminal building at Oakland County International Airport.
Photo by robinscurrOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

(WATERFORD, MI) – Oakland County has hired the first woman to manage Oakland County International Airport, Michigan’s second busiest airport. Cheryl Bush will replace Karl Randall who retired earlier this year, and begins her new position on July 12.

Cheryl Bush.

Cheryl Bush.

“I am delighted to be working directly with Cheryl once again,” said J David VanderVeen, Oakland County’s director of central services who oversees the county’s three airports. “For nearly three decades, she has brought a positive energy to the aviation industry. She’s one of the hardest working aviation managers I know.”

Bush launched her career at Aerodynamics, Inc in 1978 as an office manager. She rose through the ranks to become president in 1992, a role which she held until 2012, shortly before ADI moved out of state. Bush returns to OCIA from Signature Flight Support in Grand Rapids, where she has served as general manager since 2015. From 2013-2015, she was a managing member of Adieu Consultant Services, a Commerce Township company that manages aviation projects.

“I’m very excited to be returning home,” Bush said. “I’m looking forward to joining the county team and working with aviation professionals with whom I’ve built lasting and productive relationships over the years.”

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