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We are CRAA

A diverse group of passionate, committed and talented employees comprise the Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s workforce. Each of us plays an integral role in the success of our business segments and local economy by embodying a set of core values that help bring our vision and mission to life.

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Mission: Connect Ohio with the world

At the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, our world is in constant motion every minute of every day. Our skilled, dedicated people never stop moving as they facilitate the flow of passengers and cargo. Every day we arrive to create exceptional travel experiences for passengers, strategic opportunities for businesses and vital economic growth for the Columbus Region.

Our core values, commonly referred to as STAIR, are at the heart of how we approach everything we do. They are the foundation for how we conduct business and how we interact with one another, our tenants, customers and the traveling public. 

CRAA Core Values - We are the Columbus Regional Airport Authority


We are committed to our customers, as well as the colleagues and teammates within our departments and divisions.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Gandhi

Elements of Service

  • Personal leadership
  • Exceed expectations
  • Responsive
  • Flexible and available


We are stronger when we work together rather than individually.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
– Michael Jordan

Elements of Teamwork

  • Contribute and collaborate
  • Appreciate, reward and recognize teammates Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Assume positive intent
  • Coach and develop others


We are responsible for our behavior and the results we produce.

“At the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can’t control, try to fix the things you can.”
– Kevin Garnett, NBA superstar

Elements of Accountability

  • Ownership of speech and actions
  • Pride in doing our best
  • Create a safe, secure, clean and welcoming environment
  • Communicate openly and transparently


We are focused on distinguishing and positioning ourselves to better connect Ohio with the world.

“Innovation almost always is not the first time out. You try something and it doesn’t work and it takes confidence to say we haven’t failed yet…
– Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor

Elements of Innovation

  • Celebrate new ideas
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Improve processes and procedures
  • Overcome obstacles


 We are committed to treating everyone with respect.

“I’m not concerned with you liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
– Jackie Robinson

Elements of Service

  • Honor and value people
  • Actively listen and seek to understand
  • Value differences
  • Be considerate

Employee benefits

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority values its employees in many ways, one of which is by offering a quality, comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits program gives employees the flexibility to select plans that meet their needs and the needs of their families. Through our Passport to Wellbeing program, employees can take advantage of healthful and educational activities that help reduce the cost of health care. Ultimately, our goal is to promote quality of life for our valued teams.


Benefits representative of Total Rewards Program include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) pension program
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation 457(b) retirement plan
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick time and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Flexible healthcare spending accounts
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Life and supplemental life insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mental health assistance
  • Wellness program

Diverse staff serving diverse customers

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority employees serve diverse customers in the course of connecting Ohio with the world. Therefore, as an equal opportunity employer, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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