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AAAE President and CEO To Keynote 2015 AirIT User Conference

“AAAE and AirIT share a common belief in the role technology must play in providing better solutions to an array of operational challenges at airports across the country,” remarks Hauptli.


March 13, 2015, Orlando, FL – AirIT, the leading provider of innovative information technology products and services to the air transportation industry, today announced that Todd Hauptli, President and CEO of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), will deliver the keynote address at AirIT’s 17th Annual User Conference & Symposium held in Las Vegas, April 27-29, 2015.

Mr. Hauptli is the third CEO in AAAE’s history. He became CEO in 2013 and prior to that was responsible for overseeing AAAE’s interactions with Congress and the Executive Branch agencies. Before joining AAAE in 1991, Todd worked at the US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Commerce, on the White House staff of President Ronald Reagan, and on Capitol Hill.

Comments AirIT CEO and Chief Technology Officer, Betros Wakim, “Todd clearly sees the role prudent investments in infrastructure and information technology solutions can contribute in several key focus areas related to the business of managing airports in North America. We look forward to learning about AAAE’s forward-looking ideas and perspectives on better serving airports, along with their airline constituents, at our 2015 User Conference.”

Under Mr. Hauptli’s leadership, AAAE has focused on new steps to deliver value for its combined airport and corporate member communities in three key areas:  Service, Innovation, and Results.

Comments Hauptli, “It is an honor to kick off AirIT’s Annual User Conference & Symposium next month. AAAE and AirIT share a common belief in the role technology must play in providing better solutions to an array of operational challenges at airports across the country. I look forward to furthering the discussion.”

Mr. Hauptli has written two books and has studied organizational transformation and the innovation imperative. He has served as an advisor to technology companies in Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128 corridor. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

About AirIT

AirIT is an information technology firm based in Orlando, FL. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions enable airports and airlines to better utilize and manage resources, enhance the passenger experience, reduce costs, and optimize revenue generation. Our airport operational, passenger processing, and revenue management platforms deliver enterprise-class business intelligence solutions and are the most innovative in the air transport marketplace. AirIT solutions are operational in 30 of the top 50 airports in North America, and as a testament to their scalability, these solutions are at home in another 100 airports and 60 airlines worldwide. For more information regarding AirIT’s Annual User Conference, please visit

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 5,000-plus members represent some 850 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.