Mathis Field Director Obtains Accreditation
SAN ANGELO, TX — Mitch Sprunger, A.A.E., Deputy Airport Director, San Angelo, was awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
Sprunger, a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, has been with the City at Mathis Field, serving as the Deputy Airport Director, for five years. Previous to moving to San Angelo, he worked in similar roles at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and Midland International Airport.
To qualify for his distinction, Sprunger had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process:
- pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination,
- fulfill a writing requirement, and
- demonstrate, in the final interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, his knowledge of airport management, business administration, and general transportation economics.
The AAAE stated that Mitch’s achievement attests to his ability to meet these stringent requirements and his experience in managing a public airport.
"By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport Executive, Mitch joins a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in the six plus decades of the accreditation program’s existence. At present, fewer than 10 percent of AAAE’s members throughout the country are active accredited airport executives," the AAAE stated.