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First Vice Chair

Rick S. Crider, A.A.E.
Executive Vice President, Airport / Railport & Military Relations
Port San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Rick is Executive Vice President, Airport/Railport & Military Relations at Port San Antonio, which resides on 1,900-acres of the former Kelly Air Force Base in southwestern San Antonio, TX. Port San Antonio is a logistics-based, technology and innovation, industrial platform home to some 80 companies and governmental agencies that employ 16,000 workers, representing more than $5 billion in annual local economic impact. A significant component of the Port San Antonio holdings is the civil facet of Kelly Field, a vibrant industrial aviation base of aerospace giants such as Boeing, Chromalloy, and StandardAero. Aerospace and aerospace-related firms at Port San Antonio employ more than 4,000 workers, most of whom specialize in maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), specialized aircraft services, and research and development (R&D) activities. Prior to joining Port San Antonio, Crider served as Vice President of Airport Development and Management Services at RW Armstrong, establishing and leading the Austin office that served aviation and transportation customers in the southwestern United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Rick is married to Joyce Crider and has three adult children - Philip, Danielle and Natalie.