Matt Cornelius joined ACI-NA in November 2012 and is currently Executive Vice President. Since joining ACI-NA, Matt has served in various positions and has been essential in strengthening our relationship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as leading key initiatives to improve airport operators’ role in commercial aviation.
Cornelius oversees ACI-NA’s committee system and serves as the committee secretary to the ACI-NA U.S. International Air Service Program. His vast aviation industry experience has allowed him to provide insight and support for many issues including U.S., Canadian and international aviation regulations, air service development, international bilateral air service issues, airport/airline business relations, passenger facilitation and more.
Matt has served several terms as a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and the co-chair of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee on UAS Detection and Mitigation Systems.
Prior to joining ACI-NA, Matt served as Airline Affairs Manager with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He also held roles in Frontier Airlines’ finance and commercial strategy departments, and worked in airport operations at Denver International Airport. He began his career with the aviation department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he held various positions in customer service and airport operations.
Cornelius is a graduate of Villanova University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and also holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.