OPERATIONS, SAFETY, PLANNING, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The mission of the AAAE Operations, Safety, Planning, and Emergency Management (OSPEM) Committee is to: (1) provide member views, analyses, and comments used by AAAE staff in the development of AAAE positions and formal correspondence with Congress and federal agencies; (2) facilitate discussion, collaboration, and sharing of airport best practices and case studies; and (3) develop professional programs and services for the airport community on those issues related to airport operations, safety, planning, and emergency management.

Committee Leadership and Liaisons

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Sarah Demory,  A.A.E., ACE

Chair
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Ryan Sheehan,  A.A.E.

Vice Chair
Spokane International Airport

Joe Marana,  A.A.E., ACE

Vice Chair
Fort Wayne International Airport

Serena Sheetz,  C.M., ACE

Vice Chair
Jacobs

Jeremy Valcich,  C.M., ACE, IACE

Staff Liaison
AAAE

Justin Barkowski

Staff Liaison
AAAE

Hannah Genovese

Staff Liaison
AAAE

Megan Eisenstein

Staff Liaison
AAAE

OSPEM Committee Working Groups

Airside Operations and Safety
Vice Chair:
Serena Sheetz, C.M., ACE, Jacobs

WG Co-Leads:
Dustin N. Havel, A.A.E., ACE, Jackson Hole Airport
Tyler Miller, A.A.E., ACE, Corpus Christi International Airport

Subject Matter Experts:
Ralph Tamburro, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Robert M. Varani, C.M., PMP, VMC LLC

Emergency Management
Vice Chair:
Joseph Marana, A.A.E., ACE, Fort Wayne Int’l Airport

WG Co-Leads:
Jordan Biegler, A.A.E., Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Stephanie Lane, C.M., CBCP, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Emerging Aviation Technologies
Vice Chair:
Ryan H. Sheehan, A.A.E., Spokane International Airport

WG Co-Leads:
Brett Fay, C.M., Tampa International Airport
Sjohnna M. Knack, C.M., San Diego International Airport

WG Co-Vice Leads:
Lisa Harmon, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Zachary Shuman, C.M., Woolpert

Subject Matter Experts:
Jason Schwartz, IACE, Port of Portland

Geospatial
WG Co-Leads:
Joe Suglia, GISP, Southwest Florida International Airport
Ed Copeland, GISP, Woolpert
Erin Emmons, GISP, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Serena Sheetz, C.M., ACE, Jacobs


Planning
Vice Chair:
Ryan H. Sheehan, A.A.E., Spokane International Airport

WG Co-Leads:
Shailesh Gongal, A.A.E., Massachusetts Port Authority
Jane M. Lucero, A.A.E., AICP, New Mexico Department of Transportation Aviation Division

Wildlife Management
Vice Chair:
Joseph G. Marana, A.A.E., ACE, Fort Wayne International Airport

WG Co-Leads:
Christopher E. Pollock, A.A.E., Columbus Regional Airport Authority

David Castañeda, ACE, Charlotte Douglas International Airport