Richard Crider Named Airport Director for City of Prescott

The City of Prescott has named Richard Crider Airport Director, overseeing the operations of Prescott Regional Airport.

Rick Crider

Crider comes to Prescott from San Antonio, TX, where he served as Executive Vice President for Airport/Railport & Military Relations at Port San Antonio, where he was the executive agent for Kelly Field. Crider has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from the University of Central Texas and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University. Rick is an Accredited Airport Executive and First Vice Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

“I am very pleased to welcome Richard to the team,” said Interim City Manager Tyler Goodman. “His wealth of experience, and connection with the airport industry across the nation will serve Prescott Regional Airport well.”

Crider stated, “I am excited and honored to have been selected as the next leader of Prescott Regional Airport. Prescott Regional is a unique place, and I look forward to collaborating with partners and stakeholders to help navigate the opportunities that lie ahead, and to maximizing its potential as a community asset.”

Crider will start his new role on May 28.  At that time, Interim Airport Director Kelly Fredericks will end his term with the City.

“I would like to thank Mr. Fredericks for his outstanding work and leadership on behalf of Prescott Regional Airport during this time of transition,” said Tyler Goodman.