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Stillwater Regional Airport Director Paul Priegel Earns Professional Airport Accreditation

Released:Mar 09, 2021


Photo of Paul Priegel accepting his A.A.E. plaque

From the American Association of Airport Executives

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Paul Priegel, A.A.E., Airport Director, Stillwater Regional Airport,
Stillwater, OK, has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.)
by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

To qualify for his distinction, Paul had to successfully complete three phases of
the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a
writing requirement, and (3) demonstrate, in the final interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, his
knowledge of airport management, business administration, and general transportation
economics. Paul’s achievement attests to his ability to meet these stringent
requirements and his experience in managing a public airport.

By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport
Executive, Paul joins a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in
the six plus decades of the accreditation program’s existence. At present, fewer than 10
percent of AAAE’s members throughout the country are active accredited airport

ABOUT AAAE: Founded in 1928, AAAE ( 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.


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