Nick Keller, A.A.E., Airport Director & Chief Executive Officer, West Virginia International Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV, has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
To qualify for his distinction, Nick had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a writing requirement, and (3) demonstrate, in the final interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, his knowledge of airport management, business administration, and general transportation economics. Nick’s achievement attests to his ability to meet these stringent requirements and his experience in managing a public airport.
By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport Executive, Nick joins a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in the six-plus decades of the accreditation program’s existence. At present, fewer than eight percent of AAAE’s members throughout the country are active accredited airport executives.
ABOUT AAAE: Founded in 1928, AAAE (www.aaae.org) is the world’s largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE’s 8,000-plus members represent some 870 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.