Member Spotlight

Ben West,  MAS

Airport Manager
Midwest National Air Center Airport

What year did you join AAAE?


Who is your industry mentor?

Rick Cloutier, Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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

AAAE has opened more doors and networking opportunities than any other source. It has been the reason for moving forward into more challenging roles in the aviaiton industry.

Favorite airport code?


Dream destination?

Big Sky, Montana

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

Trial by Fire

How have AAAE professional development opportunities helped advance your career?

AAAE training is an invaluable resource in today's competitive aviation environment. I am currently working toward the C.M. designation which I know when complete will help me show my value in future career opportunities. The various training within AAAE is a wonderful avenue or tool for individuals looking to stay on top of cutting-edge industry education, trends and analysis.

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