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American Association of Airport Executives at EKU

As the world’s largest professional organization for airport professionals, AAAE represents thousands of personnel at public-use airports nationwide and helps these professionals fulfill their responsibilities to a variety of airport and community constituencies. AAAE at EKU participates in tours, hosts guest speakers, and attends both regional and national conferences regularly. A variety of scholarship opportunities are also available for student members.

AAAE at EKU Student Interest Form


Jonathan Giardina, President

Kelly Winshurst, Vice President

Nathaniel Rase, Secretary

Trevor Allen, Treasurer


Kyle Knezevich

Industry Liaison

Travis Crilly, Blue Grass Airport


2020 SAMA/SEC-AAAE Scholarship

Applicants for the SAMA Scholarship must be a United States citizen, be at least a junior (60+ earned credit hours), have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have a primary or dual concentration in Aerospace Management. Preference is given to academic members of AAAE Student Chapters.

AAAE Adademic Update Meetings

The AAAE Academic Relations Committee has set up a monthly meeting to benefit student chapters and Academic members from around the U.S. during the pandemic.

Your participation offers the following benefits:

  • Enhanced airport management industry knowledge
  • New industry contacts
  • Access to national speakers
  • Increased engagement with AAAE headquarters staff

Recorded Events

AAAE at EKU Meeting and Airport Security Webinar 9/10/2020

"Staying on Course: An Aviation Industry Discussion" ft. Eric and Linda Frankl

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