McKINNEY (Nov. 12, 2015) — The McKinney National Airport is proud to announce Eric Pratt, Airport Operations Manager, was recognized by Airport Business Magazine as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” at the Airport Consultants Council Annual Conference and Exposition held in Newport Beach, Calif. this week.

Airport Business Magazine’s annual “Top 40 Under 40″ issue highlights outstanding up-and-coming individuals in the business of aviation and airport management who are shaping the future of the industry.

“The aviation industry and our airport will be better off with bright young people like Eric leading the way,” said Ken Wiegand, McKinney National Airport Executive Director.

Pratt has been with the McKinney National Airport since 2013. He has been instrumental in implementing critical safety and security upgrades, conducting airfield operations training to include emergency response training and upgrading airfield lighting resulting in numerous savings on annual utility costs.