Congratulations to Three New Accredited Airport Executives!

Adam Snider
March 8, 2018

Top to bottom: Gross, Kreulen and Watkins with their respective interview panels

We have not one, not two, but three new Accredited Airport Executives to celebrate!

Carl Gross, A.A.E., Operations Director at Corpus Christi International Airport, passed his interview at the AAAE South Central Chapter Annual Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Thank you to Carl’s interview panel members: Brad Christopher, A.A.E., Wichita Airport Authority; Jane Lucero, A.A.E., New Mexico Aviation Division; and Luis Elguezabal, A.A.E., San Angelo Regional Airport. 

Ryan T. Kreulen, A.A.E., Operations Supervisor at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, passed his interview at the AAAE/SECAAAE Finance & Administration Conference in Melbourne, Fla. Thanks to the interview panel: Cyrus Callum, A.A.E., ACE, Orlando Executive Airport; Greg Donovan, A.A.E., Orlando-Melbourne International Airport; and Mark Day, A.A.E., Lexington Blue Grass Airport. 

Jason Watkins, A.A.E., CPA, Senior Manager, Financial Operations for Tampa International Airport, who also passed his interview at the Finance and Administration Conference. Thanks to his interview panel: Judi Olmstead, A.A.E., Myrtle Beach International Airport; Robert Kelley, A.A.E., Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; and Sandra Cauley, A.A.E., Punta Gorda Airport. 

Becoming an A.A.E. is a great way to command respect in the airport industry. Since 1954, AAAE has been committed to the advancement of aviation professionals by granting the A.A.E. designation to those who have demonstrated their ability to handle the responsibilities of airport management. The program is open to Affiliate members of AAAE and IAAE. Having an A.A.E. is a useful credential when seeking employment within the airport management profession.

You can learn more about the A.A.E. process and download an application on our website.