Achievers & Accolades

Sutton Appointed To Airport Authority; Thompson Elected Chairman

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 13, 2022
Faison Gibson Sutton
Commercial real estate attorney Faison Gibson Sutton was appointed to the New Hanover County Airport Authority by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Sutton will serve a four-year term through June 30, 2026. Born and raised in Wilmington, Sutton's practice focuses on real property acquisition, development, leasing and finance.

She gained 18 years of experience at Murchison, Taylor, & Gibson and she also served as the firm’s first female managing partner in 2018. An active member of the community, Sutton has served on numerous community and economic development boards.

New Hanover County Commissioners also reappointed Spruill Thompson to the Airport Authority. Thompson was reappointed June 20, 2022 and will serve his second four-year term through June 30, 2026.

At the July 13 airport authority meeting, Sutton was sworn in and the authority elected its officers – Spruill Thompson as chairman, Nick Rhodes Jr. as vice chairman and Tom Wolfe as secretary. Officers are elected for a one-year term. 
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