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Vegas McCarran aviation chief to retire in June

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The man credited with adding a number of additions to McCarran Airport, including new Terminal 3, will retire in June.

Clark County announced Wednesday the retirement of Department of Aviation director Randall Walker.

The county credited Walker, 59, with a number of improvements and additions to Las Vegas' aviation hub over his 16-year tenure. Among those additions, Walker was credited with the implication of the D Concourse, Airport Connector Tunnel and the airport's Rent-A-Car Center, as well as a number of new runways.

In addition, the County credits Walker with handling the airport's service of nearly 42 million passengers in 2012. McCarran has been ranked among the 10 busiest airports in North America, the county noted.

"Walker is known for his commitment to customer service, his management savvy and for his ability to look forward and plan for our community's future needs," County Manager Don Burnette said. "With that in mind, it's easy to see why under his leadership the airport has seen tremendous growth and success over the past decade and a half."

Walker started with the department in 1990, later ascending to the director role in 1997, according to Clark County.

The county said his retirement is effective June 3.

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