The Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives was formed to promote a greater understanding of airport-related leadership issues and opportunities. The NEC was founded in 1957 at the American Association of Airport Executives conference in Houston, Texas. It was the first regional chapter of the AAAE helping the Association grow with the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington DC. The NEC is comprised of professionals in airport management, vendors, consultants, and suppliers. NEC’s first semi-annual meeting was in January of 1958 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.