July 23-26, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Prove your expertise on operating and maintaining your airfield’s lighting systems safely and efficiently. The course covers detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities.
July 23-24, 2019
Louisville, KY
General Aviation
Customer Experience
Expand your social network and enhance your digital strategy. Connect, chat, engage, exchange and share (no swipe right required) with airport communicators and marketers from around the country.
July 23-24, 2019
Austin, TX
Join us as we continue the tradition of bringing together airport security and credentialing personnel, TSA leadership, and leading industry technology experts to explore the current challenges we face as an industry, as well as to identify best practices and respond to evolving changes in regulatory requirements and technology advancements.
July 24-25, 2019
Washington, DC
Federal Affairs
Join us in Washington this July to emphasize the federal policy priorities of importance to your airport and the industry.

Mr. Tory Richardson, A.A.E.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer » Columbus Regional Airport Authority

What year did you join AAAE?


Who is your industry mentor?

I enjoy learning from everyone, so I’ve been fortunate to have several. The one that got me started in my career is Bob O’Brien.

What has being involved in AAAE meant for your career?

Success! The professional development, education, and networking has provided me opportunities on personal and professional levels. It’s been very rewarding.

Favorite Airport Code?

DBQ for personal reasons. Great times and lots of memories! It’s where I got started

Dream Destination?


Landside or Airside?

Definitley Airside!

What's in your carry on?

Running shoes, phone charger, and a good book; and I can usually cram about 4 days of clothes in there!

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