Airport President Named to Leading Industry Association Board
(May 31, 2006) - Mike Landguth, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) - the largest professional organization for airport executives in the world. With nearly 500 voting members, the Southeast Chapter of AAAE is the largest chapter within the national organization.
Chip Barclay, president of AAAE, was quick to praise the election of Mr. Landguth to the Southeast Chapter board. "Mike Landguth is an absolutely outstanding choice to serve on the governing body of the Southeast Chapter," Mr. Barclay commented. "His innovative and pro-active approach during his tenure as the leader of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority will serve him well as he helps to shape the policies and practices of the chapter for years to come. AAAE's regional chapters are an integral part of the national organization's core mission of education and training for the men and women who run our nation's airports, and I'm certain that Mike's vision and passion for our industry will make a lasting contribution toward achieving those goals."
Mr. Landguth will serve on the Southeast Chapter Board with airport executives such as Jim Bennett of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Kimberly Wade of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
"Airports face tough issues every day as our organizations move from government bureaucracies to entrepreneurial enterprises," Mr. Landguth said. "I am honored to serve on the Southeast Chapter Board for AAAE and look forward to giving Chattanooga a voice in the decisions that will shape the future of aviation in this country."
Mr. Landguth will serve a four-year term on the Southeast Chapter Board of Directors representing the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas; Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Caribbean, and South American countries.