Executive Director Dobberstein named Airport Professional of the Year
Shawn Dobberstein, A.A.E., was named the 2019 Airport Professional of the Year by the Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). He was honored for 28 years of selfless leadership and professional accomplishments to the airport industry. Along with being elected president of GLC-AAAE, Dobberstein was presented the award in the presence of more than 230 attendees at the President’s Banquet during the 51st annual conference held July 26-28 in Evansville, Indiana.
“This association is full of hardworking professionals who have given so much to the industry.” Dobberstein said. “I’m honored to be recognized by this group of airport executives.”
“Shawn has served Hector for many years, putting in countless hours of ensuring the airport runs smoothly and making sure our passengers have a good experience,” Maj. Gen. Mike Haugen, chair of Airport Authority, said. “This award brings pride to Hector International Airport and the region we serve.”
The GLC-AAAE includes over 400 airport administrators and representatives of service and professional firms serving airports in twelve states and two Canadian Provinces include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. North Dakota entered the GLC in 1969 after the First Annual GLC Conference. For more information of GLC-AAAE, go to https://www.glcaaae.org/.