Richard Crider Named New Prescott Airport Director


The City of Prescott has a new airport director. Richard Crider was named to the position Monday.

Crider comes to Prescott from San Antonio, Texas, where he served as Executive Vice President for Airport/Railport & Military Relations at Port San Antonio, overseeing operations at Kelly Field. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from the University of Central Texas and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University. Crider is an Accredited Airport Executive and currently serves as First Vice Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Crider begins his new role on May 28. At that point, Interim Airport Director Kelly Fredericks will end his tenure with the City.