Who’s Who – Get to Know Joe Acord
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Meet Charter Specialist, Joe Acord 😄👋
“Throughout my younger years, I always knew that I wanted to be in the aviation industry in some capacity. So, while going to college at THE Ohio State University! I decided to take a part-time job to supplement my poor college lifestyle in the aviation industry that would change my life forever.
During college, I became a ramp agent for Continental Airlines in Columbus, OH and at that time in my career I was the youngest (25 years old) General Manager at EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport). After holding that position for five years, I moved into the corporate world in Houston, TX. I held various roles such as Revenue Management, Network Planning, Staff Planning Director, and Sr. Regional Manager of East Coast Station Development.
My favorite position that I ever held was Charter Managing Director at United Airlines where I played a pivotal role in sales of MLB, NFL, NCAA, US IOC for the Olympics in Rio and Socci, as well as DOD movements for the armed services. This position, which I held for 13 years, afforded me opportunities that I could only dream of – I have had the pleasure of working with my favorite NFL team (Cleveland Browns), being the liaison between United Airlines and the Olympic IOC in Rio and Socci, just to name a few. But by far the proudest thing that I got to do was be the onsite representative for United Airlines in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Force Base for troop movements as well as JAG movements to and from Guantanamo Bay. In 2019, I took a retirement due to relocation of the company headquarters from Houston to Chicago.
I joined the Ameriflight team in August of 2022 as a Charter Specialist in the Expedited Supply Chain Solutions (ESCS) Department. I sell and follow through with charter movements throughout Mexico and the U.S. My favorite thing to do is sell charters, so that I can contribute to the company.
When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with family (my wife of 13 amazing years and two kids), golfing, or riding my motorcycle. I’m happy to have the pleasure of working with such a tight-knit group in the ESCS Department at Ameriflight!”
Keep being awesome, Joe! We’re proud to have you on our team. ✈️