ISM manager earns accreditation

George M. Stokus, airfield manager at Florida’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Stokus had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: Pass a 180-item, multiple-choice examination; fulfill a writing requirement; and demonstrate, in an interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, his knowledge of airport management, business administration and general transportation economics.

Stokus, who joined ISM in 2004, is a member of the Florida Airports Council. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University.

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