About AAAE

Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's members represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings and conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.


Tory Richardson, A.A.E., CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, took office as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2019-20. The association's membership elected Richardson and other members of the executive committee and board of directors during the 91st Annual AAAE Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

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