Maureen Riley Becomes ACI-NA Chair
Outgoing Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Chair James C. Cherry, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, turned over the chair position of the ACI-NA Board of Directors to Maureen Riley, Executive Director of Salt Lake City Department of Airports, during a special reception on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, California.
"Today, North American airports are facing significant challenges that require us to be more creative and strategic in the way the industry approaches solutions," said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. "Under Jim’s leadership, ACI-NA advanced airport priorities through effective collaboration, both within the aviation industry and with nontraditional partners. We appreciate his hard work and dedication to our association."
"As our new chair, Maureen will bring broad industry expertise and a deep understanding of the challenges our industry faces each day in Washington and Ottawa," Burke said. "We look forward to her leading our work to develop innovative ideas to ensure that the North America airports remain globally competitive for the years to come."
"I am honored and excited to become ACI-NA chair," said Maureen Riley. "North American airports are leaders in the global aviation system, but we are at risk of falling behind as other regions invest in improving their infrastructure and customer service. Over the next year, we must use our voice and continued collaboration to affect positive change."