Serving on the AAAE Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee officers, twelve regionally elected Directors, six nationally elected Directors (three of which must be Executive Members (A.A.E) and three may be be either Executive Members or Certified Members), and two nationally elected Corporate Directors, for a total of 26 Directors.  

All members of the Board of Directors, with the exception of the two nationally elected Directors who are Corporate Members, must be employed full-time by an airport or aviation authority, as stated in ARTICLE II, SECTION 2 of the AAAE Bylaws
Serving as a member of our Board of Directors enables you to become an integral part of charting the course for the future of the airport industry while making your voice heard on the critical issues facing airports today. 

Professional Benefits 

Expand your knowledge base and skill set as you engage with senior airport leaders around the country and learn more about our operating model, advocacy efforts, and services. It can also enhance your professional network beyond your existing region of influence. Your airport will also gain valuable knowledge and experience as a direct result of your service.

Personal Benefits of Being a Nonprofit Board Director

Learning how to help shape the future of our member community as well as the airport industry can be a huge source of pride and satisfaction. The connections you will form as a dedicated leader will stay with you beyond your service and may assist you at other points in your career.
Elections are held annually during the Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition.

Nominees for the National Board of Directors Must:

  • Be active in full-time public airport management, and 
  • Have the support of their airport for the time and travel requirements to attend the three annual Board of Directors meetings.

Nominees for Secretary/Treasurer Must: 

  • Have completed at least one full term (two years minimum) as a member of the Board of Directors, 
  • Be an active A.A.E., employed in full-time public airport management, and 
  • Have the support of their airport for the time and travel requirements to attend the three annual Board of Directors meetings.
Three of the six National Director positions are up for election and one Secretary/Treasurer. Nominations for the three National Director positions and Secretary/Treasurer position must be submitted no later than April 21, 2023. 
Each nomination must be submitted individually, with all of the required documents attached to a single email or included in one envelope, if mailed. For each nomination, please indicate if it is for one of the three National Director positions or for Secretary/Treasurer.

The following documents are required for each National Director and Secretary/Treasurer nomination:

  1. Resume – no more than two pages,
  2. A written statement, on airport letterhead, from the nominated individual acknowledging the nomination for a National Director or Secretary/Treasurer position, and
  3. A written statement from the individual airport supporting the nomination and the travel requirements for the three annual Board of Directors meetings.
In addition, National Director applicants must submit a pre-recorded video interview. Download the video interview instructions  to ensure your submission is complete. The Nominating Committee will hold in-person or virtual interviews with the Secretary/Treasurer candidates to be scheduled May 12, 2023, in Dallas, TX.
For Secretary/Treasurer candidates, nominees from the regional chapters, At-Large, or self-nominated, shall be equally considered by the Nominating Committee. Consideration will be given to job mobility from region to region and diversity (gender, ethnicity, airport size, management level, etc.) for Secretary/Treasurer candidates, as well as service within AAAE, leadership, etc. 
All nomination(s) and required back-up information must be received by April 21, 2023. You may submit your nomination(s) via email to Jacky Sher Raker, [email protected], or by mail to the below address: 
Mr. Larry Krauter, A.A.E., AICP
2023 Nominating Committee Chair
c/o Jacky Sher Raker 
American Association of Airport Executives
601 Madison Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Nominations and supporting documentation will be provided to the members of the 2023 AAAE Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will recommend a slate of officers and directors for consideration and voting by the full membership during the business meetings at the 2023 Annual Conference to be held June 3-5 in Denver, CO.