The AAAE Team is committed to delivering Service, Innovation and Results to the membership. We are extremely proud of the value proposition that membership in AAAE represents, and we are
constantly striving to do even more. If there is a bigger bang for your buck
than membership in AAAE, we want to know what it is!
Our unique operating model relies on entrepreneurship, the provision
of marketplace services and non-dues revenue to generate the resources
necessary to provide best-in-class representation in Washington, millions
of dollars in scholarships, and a host of other services valued by the
membership. And we’ve accomplished this while raising dues exactly once
in the past quarter century. The greater our operational success, the more
resources AAAE is able to devote to member services — a virtuous cycle
that benefits our members across the country.
The AAAE Team is dedicated to finding new and better benefits to
enhance your membership. In 2017, we have continued our great suite
of new benefits offered in 2016 and rolled out a new series of benefits,
including offering scholarships to attend both this annual conference and
our National Airports Conference later in the year. We’ve offered all of our
accredited members a $100 meeting registration credit. For the third year in
a row, we are increasing the size of our scholarship awards — representing
an increase of over 100% in the past three years. In 2016, we created a
brand new scholarship opportunity for women in aviation, and this year
we have added a second “endowed” scholarship, thanks to the generous
contributions of members and leaders across the aviation industry. And the
list goes on.
On the innovation front, we are knee-deep in helping airports proactively
address a series of emerging issues impacting airport operations such as
app-based transportation (ridesharing), UAS (drones), and next generation
security solutions. Our Airport Innovation Accelerator is helping get new
ideas and solutions vetted and injected into the airport marketplace.
Whether it is the pending FAA reauthorization bill, employee screening or
SMS, our advocacy teams are hard at work on your behalf in Washington,
D.C. Likewise, our meetings team is making sure we have first-rate
conferences and workshops (over 80 a year), and our training team is
delivering the goods — computer-based training with our patented
Interactive Employee Training Learning Suite (IET-LS) and our fantastic
on-site training courses where we come to you. The list of all the efforts that
Team AAAE is undertaking on your behalf this year exceeds the amount of
space provided, and we are working to do more every day.
So, please look through this special “Inside AAAE” section to at least get
a glimpse of what the team is focused on this year. Whether it is training,
accreditation, meetings, scholarships or advocacy on public policy issues,
we are there for you. “Service, Innovation and Results” aren’t just words for
us. Delivering for our members is the animating objective of Team AAAE.
Welcome to this special
“Inside AAAE” section
of Airport Magazine.
In the pages that follow,
you’ll have a chance to
learn more about your
organization, your team,
and the issues, activities,
and member services that
we devote ourselves to on
;Todd Hauptli, AAAE President and CEO