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Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's members represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. 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, meetings and conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.


Kelly Campbell, A.A.E., Executive Director, Aviation at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is the 2020-2021 Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives. The association's membership elected Campbell and other members of the executive committee and board of directors during the association's first-ever Virtual Membership Meeting and Leadership Transition, held June 26, 2020.

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See the list of AAAE leadership