The Collin County Regional Airport (CCRA) announced on April 17 that Director of Operations Steve Gould recently received a credential designating him a C.M., or a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

“We are proud that Steve has earned this highly respected designation in the airport management industry,” said Executive Director Ken Wiegand.

The C.M. designation documents that the individual has mastered, to an acceptable degree, the body of knowledge essential to carrying out airport management responsibilities.

Steve was hired as the Director of Operations at Collin County Regional Airport in January 2011. Prior to arriving at CCRA, he served for more than three years as an Airport Certification Specialist at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport, Conn.

AAAE is devoted to people who work in the field of airport management and who care about advancement of the profession for the benefit of aviation.

Since its inception in 1928, AAAE has helped many members accomplish their goals by providing various educational and career-enhancing opportunities.