Trenton-Mercer Airport Manager Melinda Montgomery, A.A.E., has been elected president of the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE) for 2022.

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Ms. Montgomery, who currently serves as NEC/AAAE vice president, was tapped to head the chapter’s executive committee next year during the organization’s annual conference held last week in Burlington, Vt. The conference is an opportunity for airport professionals from across the Northeast to network, discuss industry trends and exchange ideas.

In addition, Ms. Montgomery was chosen to receive the NEC’s F. Russell Hoyt Presidential Award for the second consecutive year, this time as part of a select group of airport executives working together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Named for the first president of the AAAE, who after his retirement in 1983 became the first executive director of the NEC, the award is bestowed upon a chapter member or members who reflect the commitment and dedication to the airport industry and the NEC that Mr. Hoyt exhibited.

Trenton-Mercer Airport, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2019, serves as a valuable transportation hub and economic engine for the entire region. As airport manager, Ms. Montgomery directs, plans, manages and organizes the daily operations of the airside, landside and terminal operations of the county-owned facility, one of three commercial airports in New Jersey.

Located in Ewing Township, the airport is home to commercial air carrier service connecting customers to an array of destinations. More than 20 aviation tenants including the aviation units of a number of Fortune 500 companies, the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey National Guard, and two general aviation service facilities also are located at Trenton-Mercer.