scott elmoreScott Elmore, who directed communications and marketing for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, has departed for the Airports Council International – North America, the Washington trade group for government-owned airports and suppliers.

Elmore exits the AA&FA after four years and takes the VP, communications and marketing, slot at ACI-NA, overseeing its public image and outreach efforts to opinion leaders.

He previously worked public affairs for the Office of the US Trade Representative during the Bush administration and was an aide to ex-Rep. Rick Keller (R-Fla.).

North America is one of five global regions for the Montreal-based ACI, which reps 1,751 airports in 174 countries.