Piedmont Triad International Airport Is Vital Resource for Triad Communities

Paul Mengert Named Chairman of Airport Authority

“Piedmont Triad International Airport serves two primary business purposes, both of which make significant contributions to communities in the heart of North Carolina,” points out Paul Mengert, newly named Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors. After serving as member of the board since 2012 most recently as Treasurer, Mengert was named Chairman in April 2020.  Also noteworthy is that Mengert is an experienced pilot who holds a commercial certificate.

Mengert, in addition, is a leading Carolinas’ businessman who brings that expertise to the board as well. He is the founder and CEO of Association Management Group (AMG), a professional community association management company that serves more than 30,000 property owners through its five offices in the Carolinas. Founded in 1985, AMG works with client community and homeowner associations to assist with the operations and maintenance of communities with a few dozen homes to large-scale developments with thousands of homes and businesses.

Piedmont Triad International Airport’s passenger experience is the business purpose most people recognize, Mengert points out. Passengers are served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Spirit and United airlines for access to both domestic and international travel in a state-of-the-art facility close to home.

The airport’s second business purpose offers significant economic opportunities for surrounding communities. According to Mengert, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) contributes $6 billion annually to the local economy while also generating more than 25,500 jobs. Importantly, the airport is a leader in the maintenance, report and overhaul sector (MRO) and is headquarters to HAECO, a world MRO leader.  Aerospace manufacturing is another major PTI employer as the world headquarters for Honda Aircraft Company. Plus, PTI has another 800 acres of property ready for development.

“Economic development is an ongoing goal of the airport authority,” says Paul Mengert, Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors. “We are excited to be moving forward with construction of a taxiway to connect the main portion of the airfield with 800 ready-to-develop land. The future of local aerospace is here in central North Carolina, and I look forward to working with the other members of the airport authority and our community to bring these plans to completion,” he adds.

The Paul Mengert AMG Story

Paul Mengert, CEO of Association Management Group (AMG), founded his company in 1985 with the goal of preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of client communities. These include homeowner associations, condominium associations, planned unit developments and common interest office communities throughout North and South Carolina. Over the last 35 years AMG has grown to serve more than 30,000 property owners and residents. Plus, the organization repeatedly achieves satisfactions scores of 98% among its clientele. For more about AMG, visit http://www.amgworld.com.

“Our mission of delivering the best solutions for our clients is not just a philosophy. It’s our way of doing business, each and every day,” says Mengert. “We strive to recruit staff of the highest caliber to deliver a wide range of fiscal, administrative and maintenance services. Plus, we provide ongoing education and training opportunities to add to their skill set,” he adds.

Mengert believes everyone should strive to give back to their community, in whatever form that takes. This “giving back” can mean giving of yourself personally, or generating business activity that benefits not only customers, but the larger community by contributing to the tax base. Mengert has managed to do both. In fact, it’s a primary reason he is a reputable leader in the homeowners association management industry nationwide, especially in the Carolinas. Plus he gives of his time to charities, such Angel Flight Soars as a volunteer pilot transporting people for needed medical care.

Mengert also combines his business and pilot experiences by serving on the Piedmont Triad International Airport Authority since 2012.

CEO of AMG, Paul Mengert

As the active CEO of Association Management Group (AMG), Paul Mengert has always valued making time to give back to others. One path of giving back is as a national senior faculty member for the national Community Associations Institute (CAI), and subsequently as the President of the Carolina’s Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

In addition to founding and running his own company, Paul Mengert makes an effort to educate the next generation in his industry by teaching classes about various aspects of homeowners’ associations. And because of his years of experience, his classes have been held in high enough esteem to be approved as continuing education credits by the South Carolina Department of Real Estate, North Carolina Real Estate Commission, the California Department of Real Estate, the Nevada Department of Real Estate, the Florida Bureau of Condominiums, and the Georgia Department of Real Estate.

Other paths Mengert has chosen for giving back, including contributing time and money to a number of charitable causes, as well as serving on the boards of local businesses and organizations. Most recently, in April 2020, Paul Mengert was named Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors, which owns, operates and manages the Piedmont Triad International Airport in central North Carolina. He most recently served as Treasure and has been a member of the board since 2012. For more about information about PTI, please visit https://flyfrompti.com/

Paul Mengert, AMG Guiding Light

One key thing that guides Paul Mengert, AMG (Association Management Group) CEO, in his life, is an emphasis on giving back to his community. Mengert founded AMG in 1985 in his Greensboro, North Carolina, hometown because that community had given him so much. By founding his own company, he wanted to provide local jobs and contribute to the local economy.

Mengert also values education and ongoing training as way to offer clients the best service available. After studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro he further advanced education by achieving the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation, an honor in his industry. He also encourages his AMG staff to continue their educations, including through ongoing industry training and certifications.

Taking things to a new level, Mengert was accepted into and completed one of Harvard Business School’s renowned Executive Education programs. The Owner/President Management Program (OPM), which spans two years, examines a broad range of topics to assist executives in strengthening business fundamentals while mastering other leadership strategies.

Combining two of his values, Mengert uses his own education and experience to give back by teaching courses for industry professionals as a member of the national senior faculty for the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

For Paul Mengert, AMG leadership is a huge part of his life, but it’s certainly not all of it. He also volunteers  a significant amount of his personal time in addition to making monetary donations to a number of local, national and international charitable organizations. He also shares his business expertise and knowledge as pilot through his position as Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors. Named as acting chairman in April 2020, Mengert previously served as the Treasure of Airport Authority Board, and had been a member since 2012. For more about information about PTI, please visit https://flyfrompti.com/