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Position Announcements: CAE, BNA, RDU

The following airports are seeking candidates for open positions:

The Richland-Lexington Airport Authority is seeking an Executive Director for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) is seeking an Assistant Vice President, Human Resources.

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority is seeking a Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer.


Please follow the above links for more information about each position opportunity.


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Position Announcement: Project Manager in Aviation Planning

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) is seeking a Project Manager in Aviation Planning to assist clients in developing and implementing their vision which could include managing a variety of initiatives (master plan updates, airport layout plans, environmental studies, justification documents, land acquisition, stakeholder engagement, etc.). The Project Manager will have an active role in the development and execution of business development strategies and implementation of strategic initiatives. The successful candidate may work in St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, or the Columbus office. Other locations may be considered subject to a candidate’s qualifications and other business considerations.


The Project Manager in Aviation Planning will be responsible for:

  • Managing a variety of projects at airports ranging in size from GA facilities to hub airports
  • Developing technical reports and preparation of presentations including stakeholder engagement
  • Working with the team to develop analytical deliverables (forecasting, safety analysis, modeling, etc.)
  • Maintaining project schedules, budgets, client relationships, etc.
  • Collaborating with management on a variety of leadership actions (staff development, resource allocation, strategic initiatives, and business development)


Position Preferences

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in airport management, planning, aviation science, or engineering
  • Demonstrated experience (5+ years) in providing airport planning services including but not limited to master planning, GIS development, airspace analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and environmental documentation.


Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience plus paid overtime with the potential of additional performance incentive compensation (subject to experience). Additional benefits include:

  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages (cost share with employee)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • 401K Plan with Matching Contribution
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Program (covers vacations, holidays, illness, personal leave, emergencies, etc.)
  • Relocation Assistance

For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at


Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Position Announcement: Executive Director

The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County is seeking an Executive Director for the Quad City International Airport (MLI). The Executive Director is responsible for the overall business and financial administration, planning, operations, and development of the airport. MLI is a public airport in Rock Island County, Illinois, three miles south of Moline and is the third busiest commercial airport in Illinois.


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airport and work is performed under the general direction and in close coordination with the Board of Commissioners through the Chair of the Board. The Executive Director exercises considerable independent and responsible judgement and provides oversight, coordination, direction and development of Airport Strategic Plan, Airport Layout Plan, business policies, and procedures and ensures compliance with the by-laws of the Metropolitan Airport Authority. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this position establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Federal, State and local officials and the public. The Executive Director also serves as President of QCIA Airport Services, LLC and is responsible for management, planning and operations of the LLC.


Position Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in Aviation Administration, Public Administration or closely related field or equivalent experience in a related field that provides the appropriate level of knowledge and exposure necessary to perform duties.
  • Thorough working knowledge of regulations, laws, and requirements that correlate to administering the functions of a commercial service airport.
  • Professional certification in aviation administration is a plus.
  • A personal, criminal, and employment background check is required for this position.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.


Salary & Benefits

Annual salary range is $165,000 – 225,000 DOE and eligible for incentive bonus depending on performance. An excellent benefits package is provided including a defined benefit pension program, vehicle allowance and relocation benefits. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at


Filing Deadline: March 9, 2018

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Position Announcement: Airport Manager

The Jackson County Airport Board and the County Administrator/ Controller are seeking an individual experienced in airport operations to plan, coordinate, and monitor all activities related to the operation and maintenance of the County airport while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.


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Position Announcement: Airport Director

The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport Commission is seeking an Airport Director who will be responsible for operation, development, and financial administration of the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, Rhinelander, WI.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in airport management, business administration or a related discipline from an accredited college or university; 7 years full-time airport management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities leading to the executive management of a commercial service or general aviation airport.

For more details, visit  Applications close on January 28, 2018.

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Welcome from AAAE National Chair Brockman


I am Scott Brockman, President and CEO of the Memphis International Airport and Chairman of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).   It is my pleasure to represent you and to serve as your national Chair.  At the core of AAAE is a deep sense of an industry-wide family.  As I have traveled the country as Chair, it has become crystal clear to me that no chapter works harder than the Greater Lakes Chapter to grow and strengthen those family ties.

Thank you for giving me the honor to serve as your national Chairman and for treating me “like one of the family” when I attended your annual conference in Grand Forks this past summer.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to your new GLC/AAAE website!  Your dedication to our national association and to your Chapter is invaluable.

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Welcome from GLC-AAAE President Marc Sethna

The Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives was originally formed in 1968. The states representing the GLC include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In 1991, the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Manitoba joined the Chapter.
On behalf of the Chapter President, Officers, State Representatives, and general membership, we would like to extend a welcome and invitation to you to consider joining the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (GLC/AAAE).