Member Spotlight

Larry Krauter,  A.A.E., AICP

Chief Executive Officer
Spokane International Airport

What year did you join AAAE?


Who is your industry mentor?

I have had different mentors at different times in my career. Larry Hedrick was my early career mentor and I had the blessing of working with him soon after he had completed his year as Chair of AAAE. George Doughty was my mid-career mentor and a past-Chair of ACI-NA and I learned volumes from him as well as from Mark Brewer, also a past Chair of AAAE. I owe a special call-out to Tim Edwards who was always there to help me walk through challenging situations.

What is the most interesting thing about you that is not in your resume?

First and foremost, AAAE has been my professional family and the friendships and connections that I have made through AAAE have been life-long and very rewarding. The training, accreditation and continuing education offered through AAAE has made me more proficient and effective in my work. I have been particularly happy to work with AAAE on legislative issues of importance to the industry. Finally, AAAE has an incredible amount of opportunities to engage in areas of interest and to serve and give back to the profession.

Favorite airport code?


Dream destination?

Eagles Mere, PA and Eagles Mere Lake in the Endless Mountains Region of Northeast PA. Affectionately known as the Town that Time Forgot.

What is your favorite AAAE memory? What made it so memorable?

The Dedicated Airport Management Professional

How have AAAE professional development opportunities helped advance your career?

I found the C.M., A.A.E., and ASC training to be of critical importance to the advancement of my knowledge, skills and abilities all of which has helped me to advance to a senior management level in my career.

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