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Mission Statement

The AAAE Young Professionals (YoPro) Group was created to provide career development, networking and educational opportunities for the next generation of airport professionals and to bridge the gap between current and future aviation leaders. 

The AAAE YoPro Group is open to all current* AAAE members 35 and under.  The AAAE Young Professional's Group is intended for those just entering the workforce or early in their career.  There is no additional cost for members who wish to participate in the AAAE Young Professionals Group.

*Not a AAAE member yet?  Join now and receive an introductory membership rate of $150 per year for their first two years as a YoPro, provided you are not already a member of AAAE at the Affiliate, Executive, Associate, Participating or Military level. Academic and Academic Graduate members, who join the YoPro Group after completing school, may take advantage of this membership savings for two years, regardless of their employment status.  Download an application.


  • Guidance: Mentorship opportunities to assist Young Professionals in learning more about the business of airport management by working with seasoned professionals
  • Engagement: Networking events at AAAE national and chapter conferences, a dedicated online community for Young Professionals
  • Education: Webinars and seminars on topics specifically related to Young Professionals
  • Incentives: Discounts on select AAAE meetings