BNA’s® Doug Kreulen Re-elected President of TAACA

Airport CEO Named President of TN Association of Air Carrier Airports for 2021

Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), was re-elected president of the Tennessee Association of Air Carrier Airports (TAACA) following a vote of member airports. MNAA owns and oversees Nashville International Airport® and John C. Tune Airport®.

TAACA is the trade association for the five commercial airports in Tennessee—Nashville International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport, Chattanooga Airport and Tri-Cities Airport. The organization advocates for airport interests and priorities, particularly as they relate to state government, including in both the General Assembly and the Executive Branch.

Other officers re-elected by TAACA include Patrick Wilson, president of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, as vice president, and Terry Hart, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, as treasurer.

“It is a privilege to serve with my industry peers in this leadership role once again,” said Kreulen. “Tennessee’s large commercial airports are engines of great economic activity and job creation, and we look forward to leading a robust recovery once the pandemic wanes.”

Kreulen joined MNAA in 2012 and was named president & Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Public Safety and Development and Engineering departments for both Nashville International and John C. Tune airports. Before starting his tenure at BNA, Kreulen served four years as director of Operations for Huntsville International Airport.

Prior to joining the commercial aviation sector, Kreulen served in the United States Air Force for 27 years. An Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E), Kreulen earned Master of Science degrees from National War College and Troy University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University.
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