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Chair

Perry J. Miller, Ph.D., A.A.E., I.A.P.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Richmond International Airport
Richmond, VA

Perry is an airport executive who has distinguished himself by completing years of training to become an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP). Currently, Perry serves at the Chairman of the AAAE, representing the largest national professional organization for airport employees with over 10,000 members. From Texas Southern University (TSU) Perry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Airway Science and a Master of Science degree in Transportation Planning and Management; and from Walden University a Master of Philosophy degree in Management and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management. He has served in a myriad of airport areas, including airport operations, maintenance, properties management, business development, and as an Adjunct Professor of the Aviation Science and Technology Department at his alma mater, TSU. Perry is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but worked in Houston long enough to genuinely address a group – using the Texas – y’all. After 26 years of service with the Houston Airport System, Perry retired and in October 2015, he accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority in Jackson, Mississippi. In July 2019, he and his family moved to the Richmond, Virginia Region to accept the position of President and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission. Perry serves on a variety of boards including: ChamberRVA, Richmond Region Tourism, Virginia Airport Operators Council, the Japan-Virginia Society, ACI-NA U.S. Policy Council, and the Aviation Advisory Boards for TSU and Hampton University. He is a passionate student of all phenomena airport related, who has spent his life building transformational leadership skills, while balancing strong family bonds with his wife Tanya and four sons: Shane, Nekoda, Jachin, and Jahleel.