AAAE Elects Leaders for 2013-14 at 85th Annual Conference and Exposition

Mark Brewer, A.A.E., Airport Director of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, took office May 22 as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2013-2014. Brewer was one of six Executive Committee Members elected by the AAAE membership during the 85th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition, held May 19-22 in Reno, Nevada and hosted by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

"The outstanding and diverse group of volunteer leaders selected by their peers to lead AAAE over the next year are incredibly well-suited to carry on the rich tradition of service and dedication that has been a hallmark of the association for more than eight decades," AAAE CEO Chip Barclay said. "AAAE is fortunate to have so many talented executives from airports of all sizes and all parts of the country willing to step up and chart a course for the next year and beyond."

Joining Brewer on the Executive Committee are First Vice Chair Randall Berg A.A.E., Director of Airport Operations, Salt Lake City Department of Airports; Second Vice Chair Jeffrey Mulder, A.A.E., Airport Director, Tulsa Airport Authority; and Secretary/Treasurer Carl Newman, A.A.E., General Manager, Houston Airport System. Bruce Carter, A.A.E., Director of Aviation at the Quad City International Airport, will serve as AAAE’s First Past Chair, and Kelly L. Johnson, A.A.E., Airport Director of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, serves as Second Past Chair.

Newly elected AAAE Board Members are Scott Brockman, A.A.E., Executive Vice President and COO, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority; Kelly Campbell, A.A.E., Deputy Director-Finance and Administration, Lubbock Preston Smith International; Rod Dinger, A.A.E., Manager, Redding Municipal Airport; Tim Doll, A.A.E., Director, Eugene Airport; John Duval, A.A.E., National Aviation Director, Austin Commercial; Tim Edwards, A.A.E., Executive Director, Harrisburg International; Luis Elguezabal, A.A.E., Director, San Angelo Regional Airport; Mark Gale, A.A.E., CEO, Philadelphia International; Claudia Holliway, National Aviation Business Developer, Michael Baker Jr.; Lawrence Krauter, A.A.E., CEO, Spokane International; Michael Landguth, A.A.E., Director, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority; Todd McNamee, A.A.E., Director, Ventura County Department of Airports; Al Pollard, A.A.E., Director, Martin State Airport; Tory Richardson, A.A.E., Vice President-Government Affairs and Strategy, Columbus Regional Airport Authority; Barry Rondinella, A.A.E., Director of Operations, Los Angeles International; Shawn Schroeder, A.A.E., Assistant Director, Springfield/Branson National Airport; Marshall Stevens, A.A.E., Deputy Executive Director, Harrisburg International; Walt Strong, A.A.E., Director, Max Westheimer Airport; Al Stuart, A.A.E., Superintendent of Operations, Salt Lake City International; and Paul Wiedefeld, A.A.E., CEO, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Members of the Policy Review Committee are: Bonnie Allin, A.A.E, CEO, Tucson Airport Authority; Rosemarie Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation; William Barkhauer, A.A.E., Executive Director, Morristown Municipal Airport; Krys Bart, A.A.E., President/CEO, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority; Thella Bowens, President/CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; Larry Cox, A.A.E., President/CEO, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority; Al Denson, A.A.E., President/CEO, Birmingham Airport Authority; Mario Diaz, Director, Houston Airport System; Kevin Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director, Bradley International; Jim Elwood, A.A.E., Director, Aspen/Pitkin County Airport; Tom Greer, A.A.E., General Manager, Monterey Peninsula Airport District; Gary Johnson, C.M., Director, Stillwater Regional Airport; Ron Mathieu, C.M., Executive Director, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport; Erin O’Donnell, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Midway International; Brad Penrod, A.A.E., President and Chief Strategy Officer, Allegheny County Airport Authority; Elaine Roberts, A.A.E., President/CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority; Ricky Smith, Director of Airports, Cleveland Airport System; Sue Stevens, A.A.E., Director, Charleston International; and Mark VanLoh, A.A.E., Director, Kansas City International.

Also at the conference, outgoing-Chair Bruce Carter, A.A.E., awarded the 2013 AAAE Chair’s Award to Jeanne Olivier, A.A.E., Assistant Aviation Director for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. In his remarks, Carter cited Olivier’s "stellar record of service at the chapter and national level." The Chair’s Award is given at the discretion of the AAAE Chair in honor of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the airport management profession and to AAAE.

Other awards presented at the conference included:

Leadership: Doug Hofsass, Vice President Operations-Planning, Aircraft Service International Group

Leadership: Ken Newstrom, A.A.E., Executive Director, AAAE Great Lakes Chapter

2013 Distinguished Service Award: Scott Brockman, A.A.E., Executive Vice President and COO, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority

2014 Distinguished Service Award: Bern Case, A.A.E., Director, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport

Corporate Cup: Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Over 1,500 aviation industry leaders, representing more than 250 airports, attended the 85th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition. The agenda featured Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV), Andy Wirth, President and C.E.O. of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC, Bob Montgomery, Vice President of Airport Affairs at Southwest Airlines Co., Maury Gallagher, C.E.O. of Allegiant Airlines, and senior executives from across the aviation industry, key government officials from FAA, TSA and NTSB, and others.

The 86th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition will take place May 18-21, 2014, in San Antonio Texas. The San Antonio Airport System will host the event.