July 14-19, 2019
Denver, CO
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
July 16-18, 2019
Memphis, TN
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
It’s never too soon to start preparing for deicing and winter operations! Join your colleagues to discuss the challenges winter brings to airports and take an in-depth look at the issues, regulations and new technologies associated with aviation winter operations.
July 16-18, 2019
Chicago, IL
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Prepare for the unexpected by attending this conference. Attendees will leave feeling confident in their ability to handle any airport emergency, and will gain an understanding of how to work together to mitigate any type of threatening situation that occurs.

Mr. Tory Richardson, A.A.E.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer » Columbus Regional Airport Authority

What year did you join AAAE?


Who is your industry mentor?

I enjoy learning from everyone, so I’ve been fortunate to have several. The one that got me started in my career is Bob O’Brien.

What has being involved in AAAE meant for your career?

Success! The professional development, education, and networking has provided me opportunities on personal and professional levels. It’s been very rewarding.

Favorite Airport Code?

DBQ for personal reasons. Great times and lots of memories! It’s where I got started

Dream Destination?


Landside or Airside?

Definitley Airside!

What's in your carry on?

Running shoes, phone charger, and a good book; and I can usually cram about 4 days of clothes in there!

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