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Airport executives earn accreditation

Posted On: December 18, 2019

Airport executives earn accreditation

Daytona Beach International Airport executives Karen Feaster, Erik Treudt and Dan Blake have been awarded the distinction of accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives.

Feaster is the airport’s deputy director, Treudt is director of projects and maintenance, and Blake is director of airport operations.

To qualify for the accreditation, they completed a 180-item multiple-choice examination; a writing requirement; and a final interview to demonstrate knowledge of airport management, business administration and general transportation economics.

“This achievement attests to their ability to meet these stringent requirements and their experience in managing a public airport,” said Cyrus Callum, director of Orlando Executive Airport and general aviation chair of the association’s board of examiners.

By fulfilling all the requirements, Feaster, Treudt and Blake join a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in the six-plus decades of the accreditation program’s existence. Fewer than 10% of the association’s members are active accredited airport executives.

“I’m very proud of the dedication Karen, Erik and Dan put into the accreditation process,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “Because of their leadership and their new accreditation, passengers at Daytona Beach International Airport will be even better served knowing the leadership here has demonstrated their ability to handle the responsibilities of airport management.”

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