June 27-29, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
Customer Service & Public Relations
Terminal Operations
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and The Airport Foundation MSP are pleased to present the 14th Annual AAAE Arts in the Airport Workshop in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota! This workshop will highlight both the art program at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as those of large and small airports across the U.S. and Canada. Workshop attendees will learn the public relations and monetary value of an art program, how to begin and maintain a program and trusted best practices for a successful program.
July 10-16, 2016
Alexandria, VA
This week-long course provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course. The instructor is a knowledgeable industry professional focusing on the following topics: Finance and Administration; Planning, Construction and Environmental; Airport Operations, Security and Maintenance;Legislative Affairs, Marketing and Communications, and Air Service Development.
July 11-14, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
AAAE and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are pleased to present the 2016 Wildlife Managers Course. This three-day course is tailored for individuals who are responsible for creating or implementing an airport's wildlife hazard management plan. Intended as the follow-up course for the AAAE Airport Wildlife Management Techniques Course, this course focuses on the challenges faced by a prospective airport wildlife program manager and enhances the skill sets needed to create a successful wildlife hazard management program. The course has been developed using scenario-based learning models and incorporates a teambuilding approach that challenges the students to meet the learning objectives of the program in a real world environment.
July 12-13, 2016
Washington, DC
Federal Affairs-Legislative & Regulatory
General Aviation
July will be a critical time in Washington for airports as we jointly urge lawmakers to support a modernized passenger facility charge and other key priorities for FAA reauthorization.  The latest temporary FAA extension likely will be expiring just days after the Fly-In, as Congress works on FAA reauthorization, annual appropriations bills and security legislation. It will be a great time to be in Washington to reemphasize the federal policy priorities of importance to your airport and the industry.

Al Pollard, A.A.E.

Chief of Martin Operations
Maryland Aviation Administration

Member Spotlight

Joined AAAE: 1996

Industry Mentor:  Mr. Ricky Smith of the Maryland Aviation Administration.

What has being involved in AAAE meant to your career? It has given me the opportunity to meet and work with the most amazing airport professionals in the world.

Favorite Airport Code:  MTN

Dream Destination?  Kauai