Airport names new chief financial officer

Doug Boston will become the new chief financial officer at Charleston County Aviation Authority on Aug. 8.

The operator of Charleston International Airport has landed a new chief financial officer.

Doug Boston, founder and president of Cyan Financial in Mount Pleasant, will start Aug. 8 in his new position at Charleston County Aviation Authority. He will earn about $130,000 a year, according to Paul Campbell, agency executive director and CEO.

A native of Chicago, Boston has 28 years of business leadership experience and 15 years of experience as a chief financial officer for a variety of companies, including PeopLease of Mount Pleasant and The Plus Group and Courtesy Distributors, both in Lombard, Ill.

He founded Cyan Financial to provide financial, accounting and professional employer organization services along with merger, acquisition and divestiture assistance to businesses.

The finance director’s position at the Aviation Authority includes oversight and direction of the agency’s financial goals, objectives and budgets. He will also oversee information systems and ground transportation.

Boston earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Oakton College in Des Plaines, Ill., and a master’s in business administration from Northern Illinois University. He is a certified public accountant and a mentor for the MBA program at The Citadel.

Boston replaces Phil Wilson who has served as interim chief financial officer since March, shortly after longtime finance director Judi Olmstead departed for the position of deputy director at Myrtle Beach’s airport.

“We’re excited to have Doug Boston join us. He has a great background in leadership, finance and IT and he will add to the success of the Aviation Authority,” Campbell said.

The agency also oversees Mount Pleasant Regional Airport and Johns Island Executive Airport.

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