Richmond Airport CEO named secretary, treasurer of American Assoc. of Airport Executives
Alexandria-based AAAE announces new leadership board
The Alexandria-based American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) announced Friday its 2020-21 leadership board, which includes Richmond International Airport President and CEO Perry Miller, who was tapped as the organization’s secretary and treasurer.
Kelly Campbell, executive director of aviation at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Texas, will serve as chair. Other executive appointments included Larry Krauter, CEO of Spokane International Airport, as first vice chair; and Mark Gale, CEO and director of aviation of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, as second vice chair.
Founded in 1928, AAAE is the largest organization representing commercial and general aviation professionals. Leadership transitions for 2020 through 2021 were supposed to happen during the 92nd Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition planned for May, but were canceled due to the pandemic.
“These are unprecedented times for AAAE and the aviation industry, and we are fortunate to have an exceptional group of airport executives to help guide us through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for our Association and our industry,” AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli said in a statement. “The recognition these leaders have earned from their peers is extraordinary and a testament to their commitment to our organization and the airport profession.”
Miller was appointed as president and CEO of Richmond International Airport in July 2019. He had previously been the interim CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority in Jackson, Mississippi. During his career of more than 25 years, he also held leadership positions at William P. Hobby Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Ellington Field (all in the Houston Airport System).
He earned his bachelor’s degree in airway science management and his master’s degree in transportation planning and management from Texas Southern University. Miller also holds a doctorate in management from Walden University.