Acting Assistant Director of Aviation, Terminal Operations
Clark County Department of Aviation
Celeste Hamner has worked for the Clark County Department of Aviation since 1989 and now serves as Acting Assistant Director of Aviation, Terminal Operations. Her duties include overseeing passenger services, custodial operations and facility maintenance for more than 12 million square feet of terminal space.
Hamner started her career at the airport while still in college, working as a part-time employee. Through the years she has received multiple promotions, serving in every position within the Passenger Services Department along the way. Hamner has had the opportunity to experience many major changes at the airport including the building of the D Concourse, the Airport Connector Tunnel and most recently Terminal 3, just to name a few. While serving as an Airport Services Coordinator she tended to passengers experiencing medical emergencies, and on multiple occasions she has helped save lives using the airport’s automated external defibrillators.
Hamner has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In her free time she enjoys martial arts and teaches weekly Taekwondo classes to individuals with physical and mental challenges. While teaching can be difficult, she finds it rewarding to see her students progress. Her other interests include watching movies and running.