AAAE Elects Leaders for 2021-22 at 93rd Annual Conference & Exposition

July 15, 2021

Lawrence J. Krauter, A.A.E., AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane International Airport, took office this week as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2021-22. Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. Other key appointments to the Association’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Policy Review Committee were also finalized during the 93rd Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, which was held July 11-13 and hosted by McCarran International Airport.

“AAAE is fortunate to have another exceptional group of talented airport executives who have agreed to devote their time, energy, and intellect to help guide the Association and our industry past the pandemic to the brighter future that lies ahead,” AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli said. “On behalf of the AAAE team, I extend our sincere appreciation to these leaders for their tireless commitment to our organization and the airport industry and congratulate them for the recognition they have earned from their peers across the country.”

Krauter was one of six Executive Committee members elected by the AAAE membership. He succeeds Kelly L. Campbell, A.A.E., Executive Director, Aviation, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, who becomes First Past Chair. Second Past Chair is Tory Richardson, A.A.E., President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Other Executive Committee members elected by the AAAE membership are First Vice Chair Mark Gale, A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; Second Vice Chair Perry Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., President and Chief Executive Officer, Richmond International Airport; and Secretary/Treasurer Richard S. Crider, A.A.E., Executive Vice President, Port San Antonio.

Members of the AAAE Board of Directors are:

  • Terry Blue, A.A.E., ACE, Vice President of Operations, Memphis International Airport;
  • Kevin R. Bumen, A.A.E., C.A.E., Chief Commercial Officer, San Francisco International Airport;
  • William (Ed) E. Foster, A.A.E., Director, Lancaster Airport Authority;
  • Christopher Greene, Vice President, RS&H;
  • Don V. Green, Jr., A.A.E., Director, Abilene Regional Airport;
  • Rebecca L. Hupp, A.A.E., Airport Director, Boise Airport;
  • David S. Lanter, A.A.E., Director, Public Safety and Operations, Blue Grass Airport;
  • Vinicio L. LLerena, A.A.E., ACE, Executive Director, Victoria Regional Airport;
  • Jane M. Lucero, A.A.E., Associate Director of Planning and Operations, Albuquerque International Sunport;
  • Jennifer L. Maples, A.A.E., ACE, Aviation Superintendent, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport;
  • Scott C. McMahon, A.A.E., Executive Director, Morristown Airport;
  • Chad Nixon, President and Chairman of the Board, McFarland-Johnson, Inc.;
  • Judy M. Ross, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport;
  • Antonino Sapone, Jr., A.A.E., Airport Director, Bishop International Airport;
  • Marc M. Sethna, A.A.E., Senior Manager of Terminal and Facilities, Columbus Regional Airport Authority;
  • Ryan H. Sheehan, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer, Spokane International Airport;
  • Maria S. Sheridan, A.A.E., Airport Manager, Teterboro Airport;
  • Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E., Acting Airport Director, Eugene Airport;
  • Patrick W. Wilson, A.A.E., ACE, President, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority; and
  • Jeremy L. Worrall, A.A.E., ACE, Airport Operations Superintendent, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

Members of the Policy Review Committee are:

  • Iftikhar Ahmad, P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer, Rhode Island Airport Corporation;
  • Kimberly J. Becker, C.M., President and Chief Executive Officer, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority;
  • Jeff L. Bilyeu, A.A.E., Aviation Director, Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport;
  • Carlton E. Braley, Jr., A.A.E., President, Northeast Chapter AAAE;
  • Scott A. Brockman, A.A.E., President and Chief Executive Officer, Memphis International Airport;
  • Rochelle L. Cameron, C.M., CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia International Airport;
  • Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director, Bradley International Airport;
  • Kevin C. Dolliole, Aviation Director, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport;
  • Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport;
  • James Elwood, A.A.E., Executive Director, Jackson Hole Airport;
  • Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports;
  • Bryant L. Francis, C.M., Director of Aviation, Oakland International Airport;
  • Kelly L. Johnson, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority;
  • Huntley A. Lawrence, A.A.E., Director of Aviation, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey;
  • Jane M. Lucero, A.A.E., AICP, Associate Director of Planning and Operations, Albuquerque International Sunport;
  • Chad R. Makovsky, C.M., ACE, IACE, Director of Aviation Services, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport;
  • Joseph G. Marana, A.A.E., ACE, Director of Operations and Facilities, Fort Wayne International Airport;
  • Ronald Mathieu, C.M., President and Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport;
  • Carl D. Newman, A.A.E., Airport Manager, Glendale Municipal Airport;
  • Chad Newton, A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer, Wayne County Airport Authority;
  • Robert P. Olislagers, A.A.E., IACE, Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Airport;
  • Ann B. Richart, A.A.E., Director, Nebraska Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division;
  • Judy M. Ross, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport;
  • John Selden, Chief Executive Officer, NEOM Airport;
  • Ricky D. Smith, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport;
  • Brian L. Sprenger, A.A.E., Airport Director, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport;
  • Scott Van Moppes, A.A.E., Director of Airports, Myrtle Beach International Airport;
  • Mark D. VanLoh, A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Aviation Authority;
  • Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, C.M., Director of Aviation, McCarran International Airport; and
  • William W. Wyatt, Executive Director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

The 94th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition will be held June 5-8, 2022, in Seattle and hosted by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.