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Johnston Regional Airport

Johnston Regional Airport

Airport Authority

The current Board Members appointed by the Johnston County Commissioners are:


Ken Starling, Chair
Ken Starling

Term Exp.: 04/30/2026

Ken Starling is a lifelong resident of Johnston County, and resides in Princeton with his wife Jenny.  He has an extensive record of public service.  He has been a  member of the Airport Authority for 10 years and currently serves as Chairman.  Ken obtained his pilot’s license at age 17 and has spent his entire career in aviation.  Over that 40-year span, he has flown executive jet charters and managed multiple corporate flight departments utilizing numerous airplanes and helicopters.  Ken’s experience continues to bring a corporate and business perspective to enhance growth for the airport, as well as Johnston County.

John Bullock, Vice Chair

John Bullock
Vice Chair

Term Exp.: 04/30/2026

John Bullock has been involved in aviation for over 40 years to include being a member of the Johnston County Regional Airport Authority for over 25 years, serving as Chairman for eight of those years. He uses aircraft almost daily in the Bullock Equipment Dealerships and Construction Businesses. Aviation is vital to the growth of Johnston County; without a strong Regional Airport this would not be possible.

Bentley Powell, Member
Bentley Powell
Secretary Treasurer
Term Exp.: 03/31/2024

Bentley Powell is a lifelong resident of Johnston County; He resides on his family farm with his wife, about a mile or so from Johnston Regional. He remembers when the Airport opened and has witnessed many changes since then. He currently is the Fire Chief of the Wilson’s Mills Fire/Rescue Department, which proudly serves JNX. He has spent most of his life in Public Service and Public Safety. He looks forward to working with the Authority members to plot a course for JNX to progress into the future.


  Ed Aldridge

Edwin Aldridge, Jr. 


Term Exp.: 04/30/2026

Edwin Aldridge is our newest board member, we would like to offer him a warm welcome.





Dale Parker

Term Exp.: 


Tim Stevens, Member
Tim Stevens
Term Exp.: 04/30/2026

Tim Stevens has been involved in aviation for over 40 years. Tim received his pilot’s license while attending UNC. JNX has been his home field since it opened.




Ken Jones

Term Exp.: 

“Ken" Jones is currently President and CEO of Deacon Jones Auto Group. While he leads the day-to-day operations of the business, he is also a leader in his community. Ken is on the board of directors at:

  • KS Bank in Kenly, NC
  • The University of Mount Olive (2003 - present)
  • Lee University in Cleveland, TN (2013 - present)

Ken serves in his home church on the Board of Deacons, the Finance Committee, and the National Prison Ministries Board. Ken and his family are extensive participants in civic activities, fund-raising events, and financial support to many charitable, religious, and non-profit groups. Ken is very honored to be on the Airport Authority Board and looks forward to being a part of the growth of Johnston County and the Airport.



Page last updated: September 16, 2023

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