Troy LaRue is the Statewide Aviation Division Operations Manager for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. He started his carrier with the Department in 1997 as an equipment operator at the Dutch Harbor airport. LaRue has worked as an Equipment Operator, Airport Manager, District Superintendent, before assuming his current position as Division Operations Manager. He supervises three aviation sections that manage the airport capital improvement program for 240 airports, airport property management, aviation policy, aviation system planning, and airport operations and security. LaRue has also been tasked with forming a UAS steering committee to establish operating standards for the department. He is a certified member of AAAE and has over two decades of airport experience.