Enshrined November 12, 2005
President & CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority for 32-years, Larry Cox has led the Memphis International Airport to prominence around the globe. For more than 10 years, Memphis International has been the leading air cargo airport in the entire world. 3.55 million metric tons of air cargo were handled at MEM in 2004. A native Tennessean, Cox was born in Nashville. He earned a BBA in Economics from the University of Memphis where he graduated Cum Laude and as a Distinguished Military graduate of Air Force ROTC. After an honorable discharge as an Air Force Captain, he went on to earn an MBA in Management from the University of Memphis.
Widely respected among airport management professionals world wide, Larry Cox has received numerous honors. They include: “1994 Airport Manager of the Year” from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Southern Region, The FAA “Kitty Hawk” Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Airport Executives, “The Chairs Award” from AAAE, FedEx Corporation’s “Bravo Zulu Award” and the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission’s highest individual honor for Career Contributions To Aviation.
Larry Cox has served for many years as President of the Tennessee Association of Air Carrier Airports and is a co-founder and Charter Member of the Tennessee Aviation Association.
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