25 Faces of CLT

Mickey Edwards

Mickey Edwards 2400

Name: Lloyd Mickey Edwards

Employer: City of Charlotte – Aviation

What is your job title? TMA/Project Coordinator

How long have you worked at CLT? 28.5 years

What originally attracted you to working at CLT?
I was originally attracted to CLT by its continuous infrastructure development, mechanical equipment and new opportunities available at the Airport due to its growth.

Describe your typical workday.
A typical day for me includes the following:
• Reviewing design drawings for concessions and other Airport projects to ensure that these comply with the Airport’s design standards.
• Providing technical information, logistical support and recommendations to ensure all projects are designed and completed correctly.
• Coordinating with tenants, contractors and design firms to ensure that all Tenant Modification Agreements (TMAs) are completed as approved.
• Managing all internal modification agreements from contractor proposals to purchase requisitions to the project completion.

What do you like most about working at CLT?
What I like most about working at CLT are the people. We have a really good crew of hardworking employees. It’s also an excellent working environment that provides top-notch equipment and great training.

What daily attitude/saying/motto do you bring to your job?
My daily attitude is - I’m here for you.

Do you have any fun memories or moments/stories from your time at CLT that you would like to share?
I participated in a flash mob in the Atrium with other Airport employees. I really enjoyed entertaining our passengers and seeing a look of surprise on their faces as we danced in the Atrium to the latest hit songs.

What keeps you at CLT?
The people, great working environment, fair wages and an excellent pension plan keep me at CLT.

What makes the City of Charlotte a special place to live/work?
• Numerous opportunities to participate in groups and programs that positively affect the way of life for Charlotte citizens.
• Great Airport with many travel options.
• Excellent areas for water sports, i.e. Whitewater Center, Lakes Norman and Wylie.

What is the best advice you’ve gotten from someone since starting work at CLT?
Take advantage of every opportunity to learn about other facets of Airport operations.

If you could hop on a plane and fly anywhere, where would you fly and why?
I would fly to Dubai to see the man-made islands, large buildings and the cooling and energy plants, which supports these structures.
I would also like to visit Okinawa, Japan for the beautiful scenery, vistas, simple lifestyle, low crime and long-life span.