William E. Downes Jr. Memorial Award Winner: Louis E. Miller
After a deep and thought-provoking keynote address by CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, General Session II attendees were able to witness a great man receiving ACI-NA’s most prestigious award. Louis E. Miller is this year’s recipient of the William E. Downes Jr. Memorial Award, awarded for his outstanding leadership and action in the cause of airport or aviation management. The award was presented by Bill Vanecek, Chair of ACI-NA.
Prior to Mr. Miller taking the stage to accept his award, attendees were shown a remarkable video complete with numerous testimonies from aviation industry professionals close to him. Each testimony included memories of Mr. Miller and his success that drew chuckles from attendees.
Mr. Louis Miller took the stage amid much applause to accept his award, and no one was more deserving than him.