Carter Morris is Executive Vice President, AAAE Services, at the American Association of Airport Executives. Carter leads the association’s operations, services and solutions including, finance, information services, the Transportation Security Clearinghouse and Training and Technology Services.
Carter helped develop and shape numerous initiatives within the industry including the nation’s first domestic known traveler program as well as the formation the AAAE Transportation Security Clearinghouse which facilitates the background vetting for aviation workers nationwide. He played key roles in several cooperative initiatives between government and the aviation industry since 2001, including supporting Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta’s aviation industry Rapid Response Team in the weeks following 9/11 and most recently as Chairman of the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee.
Carter previously oversaw AAAE’s Transportation Security Policy and Regulatory Affairs efforts focusing on all aspects of federal regulatory issues facing airports, including security, environmental, economic, and safety issues. Before joining AAAE, Carter worked in the White House and in public affairs for the General Services Administration. He holds a degree in public affairs from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland.