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Wigington: Airport Aid Crucial To Concessionaire Survival

Wigington: Airport Aid Crucial To Concessionaire Survival

Editor’s Note: One month ago, the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) tapped Rob Wigington to be its first executive director. At that time, COVID-19 was a vague but growing threat, one that few, if any, thought would morph into the destructive force that it is. Wigington had intended to…

Survival And Revival: Concessionaires Press Airports For Relief

Survival And Revival: Concessionaires Press Airports For Relief

…Don’t hesitate to reach out to fellow business operators and owners, ask them, ‘what are you doing?’ We want to all be able to come out of this.” Rob Wigington, executive director of ARRA, also urged concessionaires to communicate their needs clearly and directly with airports. But he also stressed…

Survival And Revival: Concessionaires Press Airports For Relief

With Businesses Decimated, Airport Concessionaires Seek Relief

…to the airports, to urge them and to urge our members to get together to work out some arrangements. Many already are, and that’s where it has to start first,” says Rob Wigington, executive director of ARRA. “We also need to send a strong message to Congress,” Wigington adds. “We…

ARRA Names Wigington As Executive Director

ARRA Names Wigington As Executive Director

The newly formed Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) has hired its first executive director. Rob Wigington, the former president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, has been tapped to lead the organization as it strives to educate the airport community on issues impacting airport concessionaires. Nicholas Crews,…

MNAA Names Doug Kreulen As New President And CEO

MNAA Names Doug Kreulen As New President And CEO

…command experience needed to guide Nashville’s airports through our major expansion and beyond.” Kreulen replaces Rob Wigington, whose contract was terminated in September after an extended medical leave. According to published reports, Wigington has a pending lawsuit against the airport authority for wrongful termination and violation of federal employment laws….