(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The Fayetteville Regional Airport is proud to recognize Toney Coleman, Deputy Airport Director, as the new 2017-2018 President of the Southeast Chapter (SEC) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). The SEC-AAAE held its annual conference in Knoxville, Tenn., where Coleman was installed as the new President on April 24, 2017.
The SEC-AAAE is an association with over 550 members from 88 airports who strive to promote stability, growth, efficiency and safety for the benefit of the public, airport management and general aviation. The Southeast Chapter is the largest chapter of the America Associates of Airport Executives representing the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The chapter also represents the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The board of directors of the SEC-AAAE currently has nine members and an executive secretary. The Fayetteville Regional Airport is pleased to have its Deputy Airport Director in a position where he will work with other aviation professionals, businesses, governmental agencies and persons to lead, network and shape the future of the SEC-AAAE.
Coleman said: “Heart work makes hard work easier, and since aviation is my passion, serving as President of the largest regional chapter of AAAE is sure to be just as fulfilling as my time as the former President of the North Carolina Airports Association. To God be the glory for the things He continues to do in my life and much love to my wife Voncillia for being there with me every step of the way!”
Coleman recently earned his Doctoral Degree in Business from Northcentral University. He holds a commercial pilot’s license with instrument rating for helicopters and a private pilot’s license for fixed-wing aircraft. The Fayetteville Regional Airport is delighted to have a Deputy Airport Director that is passionate about the industry, and in addition to serving the airport, serves an association that encourages development throughout the region. •