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AAAE Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners is responsible for the administration of the professional program. The Board comprises a chairman, six examiners (one accredited airport executive from each of our six regions), three at-large examiners, and a registrar. The registrar handles administrative details for the Board of Examiners.

Current members of the AAAE Board of Examiners include:

Chairman: Thomas H. Binford, A.A.E.

Registrar: Charles Barclay, A.A.E.

Northeast Examiner: Barbara A. Patzner, A.A.E.
Represents: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Canadian Provinces of Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, as well as the countries of Europe

Southeast Examiner: Wayne E. Shank, A.A.E.
Represents: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, and the countries of South America

North Central: Robert W. O'Brien, A.A.E.
Represents: Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Manitoba

South Central: Timothy F. Rogers, A.A.E.
Represents: Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Countries of Central America

Northwest: David Ulane, A.A.E. </>
Represents: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territory, as well as the countries of Asia

Southwest: Shawn A. Arena, A.A.E.
Represents: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora of the Republic of Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and the countries of the South Pacific.

At-Large Examiners

Efren Gonzalez, A.A.E.

Danette M. Bewley, A.A.E.

Myrna Warford, A.A.E.

Staff Program Director:

Tyra Harpster

Requests for information on the accreditation program should be directed to Kitty Wheat, Ph.D. at . If you prefer to phone the AAAE offices at (703) 824-0500, you can reach our staff at the following extensions:

Tyra Harpster, Vice President, Accreditation: Ext. 143
Kitty Wheat, Ph.D., Accreditation Manager, Accreditation Programs: Ext. 1002

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