Florida Airports Council Names New Chair of the Board of Directors

Parker McClellan Jr. A.A.E., executive director of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), has been elected chairman of the Florida Airports Council with effect from effective October 1, 2019. (FAC)

Parker McClellan Jr. A.A.E., executive director of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), has been elected chairman of the Florida Airports Council (FAC) – the official association of the publicly-owned and operated airports in Florida – effective October 1, 2019.

Mr McClellan will be transitioning from his previous position on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors as vice chairman and will serve as chairman for a term of one year.

“Parker McClellan has served on the FAC Board since 2014 and we are excited that he will take on the role as our 2020 Chairman in October,” said Lisa Waters, president and CEO of the council.

“Parker has served the Florida airport and aviation industry his entire career. He has provided leadership in many areas of our industry over his years of service, and most recently, has focused the council on the importance of hurricane preparedness and recovery,” said Ms Waters. “I have no doubt that Mr McClellan’s year as chairman will be impactful.”

The council is composed of members representing all 20 Florida commercial service airports and 79 of the state’s publicly-owned general aviation airports, one spaceport (Cecil Airport) and more than 250 corporate, educational, affiliate, student chapters and student members.

Mr McClellan will work alongside with Nina Macpherson, who will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as Immediate past chair.