Chris Runde | Director Of Airport Innovation Accelerator
American Association of Airport Executives

Chris Runde, Director Of Airport Innovation Accelerator, American Association of Airport Executives

Chris Runde is the Director of the Airport Innovation Accelerator at the American Association of Airport Executives. The Innovation Accelerator is a hub for airports, innovators, government leaders, and industry partners to advance innovative solutions in aviation. Chris served in numerous executive, aviation-related positions in the public and private sector before joining AAAE. As a consultant with Accenture, Mr. Runde managed the background check database for over 45,000 newly hired TSA employees and was ultimately hired over as a Federal employee. Over the course of 6 years, Mr. Runde served as a lead in numerous key initiatives including the Screening Gateway, ACIS (airport biometric credentialing), and the first deployment of PreCheck as a core member of the Risk-based Security team. Mr. Runde left TSA to join a venture-backed software company based in Silicon Valley (AlertEnterprise) to drive growth in the government and transportation sectors. Mr. Runde has a Bachelor’s of Science in System Engineering from the University of Virginia and resides in the DC/Baltimore area with his wife and three boys.


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