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Posted on: October 26, 2020

New Braunfels Regional Airport Director Earns Prestigious Accreditation

Airport Director for the New Braunfels Regional Airport, Robert Lee, was recently named an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Lee, who has been with the City of New Braunfels since August 2017, had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process in order to qualify for this prestigious distinction.  Through written exams and a panel interview, Lee was able to demonstrate his knowledge of airport management, business administration, and general transportation economics. 

“Robert’s achievement attests to his ability to meet these stringent requirements and his experience in managing a public airport,” said the American Association of Airport Executives in a recent media release.  “By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport Executive, Robert joins a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in the six plus decades of the accreditation program’s existence.” 

Currently, fewer than 10% of the AAAE’s members throughout the country are led by active accredited airport executives.   

“Achieving the AAE accreditation enhances my ability in helping the airport continue to grow and position it for further success as a valuable economic asset to the New Braunfels community,” said Airport Director Robert Lee.

The AAAE was founded in 1928 and is the world’s largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE’s 7,000-plus members represent some 870 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.  To learn more about the AAAE, please visit

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