March 3-5, 2020
Colorado Springs, CO
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
General Aviation
As the only training workshop created to discuss the latest regulations, technologies and issues concerning military/civilian airfield operations and the growing area of industrial aviation, this annual meeting cannot be missed. Network with and learn from your peers, including military leaders, federal officials, industry colleagues and other aviation professionals.
March 5-6, 2020
Washington, DC
Federal Affairs
General Aviation
Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! Learn about the issues that are high on the legislative agenda and connect directly with key congressional and administration leaders on aviation and airport priorities.
March 8-13, 2020
Dallas, TX
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
March 9-12, 2020
New Orleans, LA
Customer Experience
Learn how to delight your customers by providing an exceptional airport customer experience at this informative and exciting symposium. All airport customer experience representatives, customer service consultants, airport directors, and those interested in airports and the customer experience are encouraged to attend!

Mr. Edward K. McDonald, III, C.M., ACE

Assistant Vice President » Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

What year did you join AAAE?


Who is your industry mentor?

I have been blessed to have so many people impact and coach me along my career. Some notable names in aviation include: Ricky Smith - CEO at BWI; Ren Camacho, A.A.E. - CEO at CAK; Doug Kreulen, A.A.E. - CEO at BNA, Cindy Nichol - CEO at SAC; Bobbi Stedman - CAO at PDX; and Jeanette Saunders - HR Director at Jacobsen|Daniels. These individuals have been leaders I appreciate very much. They have either mentored or encouraged me directly and indirectly with their coaching, knowledge, leadership, and willingness to add value to aviation and aerospace.

What has being involved in AAAE meant for your career?

Three words: Incredible Professional Growth!

Favorite Airport Code?

None other than BNA!!! Honorable mention to my great friends at PDX, and CLE where my commercial aviation career started.

Dream Destination?

I love to be anywhere warm and sunny most of the year!

If someone wrote a biography about you, what would be the title?

I would say "Superman" but I think that title may have been taken. I will settle for "Edism101 - Mastering the Art of Ambition".

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