“The Board of Commissioners of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is proud to announce our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Carl D. Newman’s election to Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2016-2017. The Board of Commissioners and Staff have every confidence that Mr. Newman will provide exemplary leadership for AAAE, just as he has provided to JMAA. We are proud our CEO will serve as the highest ranking elected officer of a premiere aviation organization,” stated Rosie L.T. Pridgen, Ph.D., Chairman of the JMAA Board of Commissioners.
Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. Mr. Newman, A.A.E., has been an active member of AAAE since 1981.
Mr. Newman was elected by the AAAE membership during the 88th Annual Conference, which was held May 15-18 and hosted by the Houston Airport System. Newman succeeds Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, who becomes First Past Chair. Second Past Chair is Randall D. Berg, A.A.E., Airport Director at King County International Airport. A total of six Executive Committee members were elected at the conference.
“AAAE has a long and rich history of dedicated service from outstanding volunteer leaders, and we are incredibly fortunate to have Carl Newman join another talented group of airport executives to devote his time, energy and intellect to help guide the Association in the busy year ahead,” AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli said. “On behalf of the AAAE team, I congratulate Carl on the recognition he has earned from his peers and extend our sincere appreciation for his continued commitment to our organization and to the airport profession.”
Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust passes the gavel to JMAA’s CEO Carl D. Newman, A.A.E. at the 88th Annual AAAE Annual Conference in Houston, Texas.
(Left to right: Mrs. Jeanette Newman, Mr. Jeff Mulder, A.A.E, and Mr. Carl D. Newman, A.A.E.)