Richmond airport CEO to chair national board
Miller to lead American Association of Airport Executives
Perry J. Miller, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission, which includes Richmond International Airport, has been elected 2023-24 chair of the American Association of Airport Executives, the world’s largest professional organization representing individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports.
Miller, who started his term Monday, succeeds Mark Gale, CEO and director of aviation at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Named Virginia Airport Manager of the Year in 2021 by the state aviation board, Miller previously served as vice chair of AAAE and president of its Southeast chapter.
Miller has led the Capital Region Airport Commission since 2019. In June, the airport reported April passenger traffic of 393,355, topping the previous April record of 372,025 set in 2019 and marking the second-highest passenger count ever at the airport. For the first 10 months of the fiscal year, passenger traffic increased 13.7%, year-over-year, a gain of more than 425,000 passengers.
Based in Alexandria, the AAAE represents 875 airports.