ACI-NA Recognizes Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Moultrie as the 2023 Airport Risk Management Professional of the Year

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced Ella Rice Moultrie as the recipient of the 2023 ACI-NA Risk Management Professional of the Year Award. Moultrie serves as Risk, Safety and Health Manager at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

“As airports continue their focus on risk mitigation and resiliency, airports are continuing to enhance their risk management strategies,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “I congratulate Ella on her demonstrated leadership and thank her for her commitment to fostering a safer and responsive system that serves its passengers, customers, and region.”

The recipient was presented during the 2024 Risk Management Conference in Austin, TX. The conference was attended by nearly 200 risk management professionals from the global airport industry.

Moultrie is responsible for leading the safety and health initiatives intended to keep airport employees and customers safe. Her leadership, initiative, and quality of work have assisted both the Aviation Department and the City of Charlotte to identify opportunities that reduce the risk of injury and illness, as well as strengthening the airport’s overall risk mitigation posture.  She is a member of ACI-NA’s Risk Management Committee Steering Group.



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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