Press Release

AAAE Elects Leaders for 2018-19 at 90th Annual Conference and Exposition

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2018


Alexandria, VA – Jeanne Olivier, A.A.E., ACE, Assistant Director, Aviation Security and Technology at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, took office this week as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2018-19. Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing the women and men who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. Other key appointments to the Association's Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Policy Review Committee were also finalized during the 90th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition in San Diego, which was held April 15-18 and hosted by San Diego International Airport.

“AAAE has a long and rich history of dedicated service from exceptional volunteer leaders, and we are incredibly fortunate to have another talented group of airport executives step up to devote their time, energy and intellect to help guide the Association over the course of the next year,” AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli said. “On behalf of the AAAE team, I congratulate each of them on the extraordinary recognition they have earned from their peers and extend our sincere appreciation for their tireless commitment to our organization and the entire airport industry.”

Olivier was one of six Executive Committee members elected by the AAAE membership during the 90th Annual Conference. Olivier succeeds Scott Brockman, A.A.E., President and CEO of Memphis International Airport, who becomes First Past Chair. Second Past Chair is Carl Newman, A.A.E., CEO at the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.

Other Executive Committee members elected by the AAAE membership are First Vice Chair Todd McNamee, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Ventura County Department of Airports; Second Vice Chair Tory Richardson, A.A.E., Chief Strategy Officer at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority; and Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Campbell, A.A.E., Executive Director of Aviation at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

Members of the AAAE Board of Directors are:

Danette Bewley, A.A.E., Vice President, Operations and Projects and COO at Tucson International Airport;
Scott Brockman, A.A.E.; President and CEO of Memphis International Airport;
Kelly Campbell, A.A.E.; Executive Director of Aviation at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport;
Toney Coleman, A.A.E., Deputy Airport Director at Fayetteville Regional Airport;
Rick Crider, A.A.E., Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives/Airport at Port San Antonio;
Jon Faucher, Vice President and Business Unit Leader, Aviation Services at Mead & Hunt, Inc.;
Eric Frankl, A.A.E., Executive Director at Lexington Blue Grass Airport;
Sara Freese, A.A.E., Assistant Director, Airport Operations, Field Maintenance and Airside Operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport;
Mark Gale, A.A.E., CEO and Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport;
Bruce Goetz, A.A.E., ACE, Director, Airside Operations at Denver International Airport;
Don Green Jr., A.A.E., Director, Transportation at Abilene Regional Airport;
Jonathan Hudson, C.M., General Manager at Minter Field Airport District;
Rebecca Hupp, A.A.E., Airport Director at Boise Airport;
Gregory Kelly, A.A.E., Executive Director at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport;
Scott Malta, A.A.E., Airport Manager at Castle Airport;
Todd McNamee, A.A.E.; Director of Airports at the Ventura County Department of Airports;
Carl Newman, A.A.E.; CEO at the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority;
Jeanne Olivier, A.A.E., ACE; Assistant Director, Aviation Security and Technology at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey;
Perry Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., COO at Jackson Municipal Airport Authority;
Timothy O'Donnell, A.A.E., Director, Operations and Maintenance at South Bend International Airport;
Judi Olmstead, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Airports at Myrtle Beach International Airport;
Wayne Pennell, A.A.E., COO at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport;
Tory Richardson, A.A.E.; Chief Strategy Officer at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority;
Ann Richart, A.A.E., Airport Manager at Martha’s Vineyard Airport;
Mark Sapp, Senior Director, Business Development and Account Management at Amadeus; and
Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E., Assistant Airport Director at Eugene Airport.

Members of the Policy Review Committee are:

Iftikhar Ahmad, P.E., President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corp.;
Bonnie Allin, A.A.E, President and CEO at the Tucson Airport Authority;
Bill Barkhauer, A.A.E., Executive Director at Morristown Municipal Airport;
Jim Bennett, A.A.E., Director of Aviation Services at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport;
Jeff Bilyeu, A.A.E., Aviation Director at Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport;
Phil Brown, A.A.E., CEO at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority;
Rochelle Cameron, C.M., CPA, CEO at Philadelphia International Airport;
Bruce Carter, A.A.E., Director, Aviation at Quad City International Airport;
Mario Diaz, Director of Aviation at the Houston Airport System;
Kevin Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director at Bradley International Airport;
Kevin Dolliole, Aviation Director at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport;
Sean Donohue, CEO at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport;
Jim Elwood, A.A.E., Executive Director at Jackson Hole Airport;
Deborah Flint, CEO at Los Angeles World Airports;
Bryant Francis, C.M., Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland;
Gary Johnson, C.M., Airport Director at Stillwater Regional Airport;
Kelly Johnson, A.A.E., Airport Director at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport;
Huntley Lawrence, A.A.E., Director, Aviation Department at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey;
Chad Makovsky, C.M., ACE, Executive Vice President, Operations at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport;
Ron Mathieu, C.M., Executive Director at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport;
Marily Mora, A.A.E., President and CEO, Reno-Tahoe International Airport;
Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Executive Director at the Lee County Port Authority;
Erin O'Donnell, Managing Deputy Commissioner at Chicago Midway International Airport;
Robert Olislagers, A.A.E., Executive Director at Centennial Airport;
Al Pollard, A.A.E., Chief of Operations and Maintenance at Martin State Airport;
Brian Ryks, A.A.E, Executive Director, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport;
Ricky Smith, Executive Director and CEO at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport;
Mark VanLoh, A.A.E., CEO at Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust; and
Rosemary Vassiliadis, C.M., Director of Aviation at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport.

The 91st Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition will be held June 16-19, 2019, in Boston and hosted by Boston Logan International Airport.

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