ACI-NA Congratulates Port Columbus’s Elaine Roberts for Recognition by White House as a Transportation “Champion of Change”

October 13, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement in recognition of Elaine Roberts, President and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, being named a “Champion of Change” for transportation by the White House.

“Elaine is a proven and well-respected leader in the U.S. airport industry, and ACI-NA applauds this deserved recognition for her work.  Under her leadership, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority stands out as a prime example of a generator of economic growth that benefits its community.  Elaine’s collaborative approach results in sustainable, innovative solutions that ensures a stronger and more competitive North American business environment.


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Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at