Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement


The mission is to further the advancement of all underrepresented communities throughout the aviation sector, with a focus on education and advocacy in airport management and supporting industries.


A progressive and unified aviation community providing outreach to better diversify the aerospace workforce.

DEI Committee

Deontae Watson (FAY) ‐ Chairman
Andrew Jones (ATL) ‐ Vice‐Chairman
Hollie Baron ‐ Vice‐Chairman
Kenneth Weeden ‐ Corporate Vice‐Chairman

SEC Mission Statements

  • To determine, implement, and promote a Code of Ethics for the members of the airport management profession.
  • To Promote professionalism and financial stability in the administration of airports. To encourage professional growth of individual members through educational programs and accreditatation.
  • To further promote airport safety and operational efficiency by encouraging the airport management profession to develop and apply modern techniques to airport management.
  • To promote aviation by providing a medium for discussion and the interchange of information by its members in order to develop and disseminate policies and procedures which will encourage the safe and efficient development, maintenance, and operation of public airport.
  • To foster public recognition and respect for the airport management profession.
  • To cooperate with other organizations working for the general benefit of aviation.
  • To represent airports and airport management profession before appropriate government bodies. To foster, promote, and assist in the development of air transportatioon, and to provide related information and consultation to persons, businesses, and governmental agencies when reasonably requested. To augment the educational efforts of the American Association of Airport Executives (“AAAE”) by bringing together a membership that shares similar problems and interests because of regional proximity.
  • To encourage and support the training and education of practitioners and students of airport and aviation management.
  • To actively work to retain current and seek new members, including those of diverse cultural background, race or gender, for the organization for the purpose of upgrading the airport management industry and revitalizing the organizaion.
  • To enhance the professional and managerial standards of the membership by encouraging active, consistent, and constructive participation in the association and AAAE.

SEC‐AAAE DEI Committee Purpose Statement

To further the advancement of the aviation industry by focusing on education, outreach, and advocacy to ensure a more diverse and inclusive aerospace workforce.

Board of Directors

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Charter & Bylaws

Read the association's charter and bylaws here.