Carolyn E. Strock, A.A.E.




Ms. Strock began her employment with the Wood County Airport Authority in 1986 as Business Manager. After serving in that capacity, and the positions of Assistant Airport Manager and Acting Airport Manager, she became Airport Manager in 1991. In addition to oversight of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport operations, Ms. Strock managed the Wood County Airport Industrial Park with ten non-aviation related tenants, grant programs, airport fueling operations, and all capital projects. Her work experience prior to employment at the airport included work in accounting at broadcasting, retailing, and manufacturing firms. She has gained specialized education in airport management and economic development and completed her MBA at Ohio University in June 2007. She retired from the airport after 20 years of service to begin C. E. Strock Consulting.



Relevant Background


Owner/CEO, C. E. Strock Consulting – C. E. Strock Consulting is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certified in nine states as a Transportation/Business Consulting firm. The CEO oversees all aspects of the business which has completed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals, aviation fueling studies, and a variety of research and marketing projects.  


Airport Manager, Wood County Airport Authority – Airport Manager of a non-hub primary airport, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, with a staff of 20 plus. Airport employees provide fueling, building and airfield maintenance, security, aircraft rescue and fire fighting, snow removal, deicing, hangaring, and accounting services; oversight of capital improvement and air service development projects; operation of an industrial park; and management of the airport real estate.


Some of the specific duties of the Airport Manager included:

            Lease negotiations with all Airport and Industrial Park Tenants

            Financial planning and management of Airport assets

            Oversight of budget process and capital expenditures

            Grant applications, processing, and management – FAA-AIP, EDA, ARC,

               FmHA, WVAC, ISTEA, SCASD, and the Governor’s Industrial Road Access 

               Grant Program

            Direct oversight of construction projects

            Airport Security Coordinator, Chief of Police, writes and administers the Airport

               Security Plan

            Writes and administers the Airport Certification Manual FAR Part 139

   Certificated Airport

Directs airport safety program

Economic development of the airport and community

Marketing of airport and air service

Essential Air Service coordination with the community

Media relations

Political liaison

Community relations – speaking to civic, educational, and other groups and

   representing the airport on numerous committees



CEO, Vienna Broadcasting Company – Vienna Broadcasting filed for an Application for Construction Permit for FM Channel 261A assigned to Vienna, WV. The application was withdrawn with prejudice upon receipt of a settlement from a competing applicant.


Corporate Secretary, Director, & Business Manager, Electrocom, Inc. – Electrocom, Inc. owned and operated FM Channel 236B, WXIL-FM, in Parkersburg, WV. The process began with a Petition for Rulemaking to have Channel 236B assigned to Parkersburg with the MSA population, as opposed to the population of the City of license, used as the criteria for the assignment of a B (50 kw) channel. Upon successfully completing that process, an Application for Construction Permit was obtained over competition, and the radio station built and operated. Her position involved accounting functions, working with accountants, lawyers, the Board of Directors, and subsequently staff on all aspects of the project; cutting commercial spots; and public affairs and news broadcasting. Ms. Strock worked on the project with her husband, David, who was the Chairman, CEO, and principal stockholder of Electrocom and General Manager of the station.


West Virginia Airport Managers Association Past President – This was not a paid position; however, at that time the State of West Virginia had no Aviation Department and very limited staff services within the Department of Transportation devoted to aviation issues. The WVAMA performed some functions which would have been the purview of such a department. As President, Ms. Strock organized two statewide air transportation conferences. Keynote speakers for the first conference were the State’s three Congressmen. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV was the keynote speaker for the second. Representatives from the FAA, airlines, airports, state aviation agencies, bankers, and consultants; WV Secretaries of Transportation; WV political leaders; and gubernatorial candidates filled the panels.


FAR Part 139 Conferences for airport employees held at the Fairmont State College Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center were also organized and planned by Ms. Strock in conjunction with the school.


The WVAMA was instrumental in working with the WV Legislature to create fulltime staff positions for the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission.



M.B.A., Ohio University 2007

B.S. in Organizational Management, summa cum laude, Ohio Valley College (now

  Ohio Valley University) Thesis “Airport Fueling”

Certificate of International Consultancy, Joint Student Consulting Project, Ohio

   University College of Business & UNΆ Centro Universitάrio

FAA Eastern Region/Penn State Annual Conferences 20+ CEU

Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma, Certificate completed

   Thesis: “Developing Building Sites with Taxiway Access at a Small Commercial

   Service Airport”

Professional Development Institute, University of North Texas

Airport Security Coordinator training, AAAE



Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors

 Accredited Airport Executive, American Association of Airport Executives

   Thesis: “Economic Development at a Small Airport: The Airport Manager’s Role”

Federal Aviation Administration Eastern Region Certificate of Appreciation 

WEALTH Trailblazing Award 2005 (Women of Excellence and Leadership Timely

   Honored) presented by the YWCA and Altrusa Club of Parkersburg

ΦΚΦ, Inducted 2007

Distinguished Achievement Award, Alpha-Epsilon Cohort, Ohio Valley College

WV Army National Guard Appreciation Award

Civil Air Patrol Appreciation Award

Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chairman’s Award

   Transportation Committee, Past Chair

West Virginia Airport Managers Association, Past President

Fairmont State University Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center Board of


Southeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives

Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley, Board of Directors 

Past representations for Wood County Airport Authority:

Governor’s Partnership for Progress

            Economic Development Gurus

            Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Transportation Committee

            Wood County Convention & Visitors Bureau

            Washington County Visitors & Convention Bureau

            Wood County Convention Center Planning Committee

            WWW Planning Commission, Advisory Board

            WV Regional Airport Study, Technical Advisory Committee

            Joint Development Council

Carolyn E. Strock, A.A.E., MBA

C. E. Strock Consulting

30 Lynnwood Dr., Vienna, WV 26105

Phone: (304) 588-8561

Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)