Press Release

AAAE Elects Leaders for 2023-2024 at 95th Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver
For Immediate Release
June 7, 2023

Alexandria, Va. — Perry Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., President & Chief Executive Officer, Richmond International Airport, took office Monday, June 5, as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2023-24. Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing individuals 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 Council were also finalized during the 95th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition in Denver, held June 3-5 and hosted by Denver International Airport.
“AAAE is incredibly fortunate to have such an outstanding slate of airport professionals from across the country who are willing to give of their time and talent to help guide our association forward,” AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli said.  “They are leaders in every sense of the word, and the recognition they have earned from their peers is a testament to the commitment they have shown to AAAE and the airport profession.” 
Miller was one of six Executive Committee members elected by AAAE membership. He succeeds Mark Gale, A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer & Director of Aviation, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, who becomes First Past Chair. The Second Past Chair is Larry Krauter, A.A.E., AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane International Airport. Other Executive Committee members elected by AAAE membership are First Vice Chair Rick Crider, A.A.E., Executive Vice President, Airport/Railport & Military Relations, Port San Antonio; Second Vice Chair Rebecca Hupp, A.A.E., Airport Director, Boise Airport; and Secretary/Treasurer Marshall Stevens, A.A.E., Deputy Executive Director, Harrisburg International Airport.  
Members of the AAAE Board of Directors are:


Harry Barrett Jr., A.A.E., Executive Director, Palm Springs International Airport 
Terry Blue, A.A.E., ACE, Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Operating Officer, Memphis International Airport 
Henrietta Brown, A.A.E., MBA, Deputy Director – Finance & Administration, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 
Kevin Bumen, A.A.E., C.A.E., Chief Finance and Commercial Officer, San Francisco International Airport 
Travis Crilly, A.A.E., Vice President, Commercial Development, Blue Grass Airport 
Mark Crosby, A.A.E., Vice President, Aviation, McCarthy Building Companies 
Shawn Dobberstein, A.A.E., Executive Director, Fargo-Hector International Airport 
Ed Foster, A.A.E., Director, Lancaster Airport Authority 
Chris Greene, Vice President, Aviation, RS&H 
Lenny LLerena, A.A.E., ACE, Executive Director, Victoria Regional Airport 
Joe Marana, A.A.E., ACE, Director, Operations & Facilities, Fort Wayne International Airport 
Andrew Martz, A.A.E., Assistant Airport Director, Eugene Airport 
Melinda Montgomery, A.A.E., Airport Manager, Trenton-Mercer Airport 
Greg Phillips, A.A.E., Director of Aviation, Colorado Springs Airport
Steven Picou, A.A.E., ACE, Executive Director, Lafayette Regional Airport
Judy Ross, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation, San Jose Mineta International Airport 
Atif Saeed, A.A.E., I.A.P., Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia International Airport 
Ryan Sheehan, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer, Spokane International Airport 
Craig Williams, A.A.E., Airport Director, Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport 
Mark Witsoe, A.A.E., CAE, Airport Manager, Napa County Airport
Members of the AAAE Policy Review Council are:  
Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (Co-Chair)
Daren Griffin, A.A.E., President & Chief Executive Officer, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (Co-Chair)
Iftikhar Ahmad, P.E., President & Chief Executive Officer, Rhode Island Airport Corp. 
Kim Becker, C.M., President & Chief Executive Officer, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority 
Balram Bheodari, A.A.E., General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 
Jeff Bilyeu, A.A.E., Aviation Director, Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport 
Scott Brockman, A.A.E., President & Chief Executive Officer, Memphis International Airport 
Kelly Campbell, A.A.E., Executive Director, Aviation, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport 
Kevin Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director, Bradley International Airport 
Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 
Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport 
Jim Elwood, A.A.E., Executive Director, Jackson Hole Airport 
Bryant Francis, C.M., Director of Port Control, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 
Danny Jones, A.A.E., Director, Airport Operations, Kelly Field/Port San Antonio 
Chad Makovsky, C.M., ACE, IACE, Director of Aviation Services, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 
Bryan Malinowski, C.M., Executive Director, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport 
Ron Mathieu, C.M., President & Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport 
Perry Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., President & Chief Executive Officer, Richmond International Airport 
Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Director of Airports, Oklahoma City Airport Trust 
Chad Newton, A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer, Wayne County Airport Authority 
Corinne Nystrom, A.A.E., Airport Director, Mesa-Falcon Field Airport 
Chris Pomeroy, C.M., Airport Director, Friedman Memorial Airport 
John Reed, A.A.E., Executive Director, Rochester International Airport 
Charlene Reynolds, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport - Orange County 
Tory Richardson, A.A.E., President & Chief Executive Officer, Gerald R. Ford International Airport 
Ann Richart, A.A.E., Aviation Director, Washington State Department of Transportation 
Jesus Saenz Jr., I.A.P., Aviation Director, San Antonio Airport System 
Ricky Smith, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport 
Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E., Airport Director, Eugene Airport 
Zach Sundquist, A.A.E., IACE, Assistant Airport Director, Portland International Jetport 
Mark VanLoh,  A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Aviation Authority 
Rosemary Vassiliadis,  C.M., Director, Aviation, Harry Reid International Airport 
Phillip Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport 
Bill Wyatt, Executive Director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports
The 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition will be held April 28-May 1, 2024 in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Nashville International Airport.
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ABOUT AAAE: Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization representing the individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's 9,000 members represent some 875 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C., and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities, including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.
Joel D. Bacon
Executive Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
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