Education Sessions

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Sunday, June 4

9:15-10:30 a.m.

One-on-One with the FAA Office of Airports

Moderator:
Justin T. Barkowski, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AAAE

Speaker:
Shannetta Griffin, P.E., Associate Administrator for Airports, Federal Aviation Administration

Customer Experience: How Can We Improve In Areas Out of Our Control?

Moderator:
Stacey Stegman, Senior Vice President, Communications, Marketing & Customer Service, Denver International Airport

Speakers:

Jodie Brinkerhoff, ACE, Vice President, Innovation, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Karen W. Ellis, Chief Customer Experience Officer, San Antonio International Airport
Steve N. Mayers, C.M., MBA, IAP, Airprot Director, Customer Experience, ADA, and Title VI Coordinator, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Sustainability and the Environment: It's All About Climate
 
 Moderator:

Louis D. Wolinetz, Assitant Vice President, WSP USA

 Speakers: 
Darin R. Larson, P.E., LEED AP, Vice President, Aviation Sector Manager, Atkins
Scott Morrissey, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Denver International Airport
Scott S. Shillieto, P.E., Aviation Engineer, McFarland-Johnson, Inc.

2-3:15 p.m.

Leadership Development: Skills for Success

Moderator:
Eric J. Frankl, A.A.E., Executive Director, Blue Grass Airport

Speakers: 

Harry J. Barrett, Jr., A.A.E., Executive Director, Palm Springs International Airport
Rebecca L. Hupp, A.A.E., Airport Director, Boise Airport
Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President & Chief Executive Officer, Nashville International Airport
Nick Ryan, PMP, Chief Development Officer, Arora Engineers

The Danger Within: Mitigating Insider Threats

Moderator:
Terry Blue, A.A.E., ACE, Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Operating Officer, Memphis International Airport

Speakers:
Joseph Bonanno, Co-Founder, President, Archetype SC, Inc.
Terrence McHugh C.M., Manager Aviation Security, Employee Screening, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Robert David Peeples, President, Intellisoft, Inc.
Richard A. Rushing III, C.M., Director, Operations, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

The Role of AAM

Moderator:
H. Jason Terreri, A.A.E.,ACE, IAP, Executive Director, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority

Speakers:
Matthew Broffman, Head of Partnerships & Network, Americas, Lilium Aviation, Inc.
Kevin Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Ferrovial Vertiports
Zachary Shuman, C.M., Aviation Program Director, Woolpert

3:45-5 p.m.

Women in Aviation Leadership

Moderator:
Cristal Torres DeHerrera, C.M., Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Denver International Airport

Speakers:
Shannetta Griffin, P.E., Associate Administrator for Airports, Federal Aviation Administration
Rebecca L. Hupp, A.A.E., Airport Director, Boise Airport
Charlene Reynolds, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport - Orange County

 Equity in Procurement

Moderator:
Rebecca A. Francosky, Airport Director, Air Service Development, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Speakers:
Api Appulingam, P.E., A.A.E., Deputy Director, Capital Development, Philadelphia International Airport
Jeffrey Warkoski, P.E., Vice President, Global Aviation, AECOM
Tegan Kissane, Senior Director, Business Management Services, Denver International Airport
Tonya Wood, Senior Interior Designer, Mead & Hunt

General Aviation Lightning Round

Moderator:
Jeff A. Kohlman, Managing Principal, AMCG

Speakers:
Clara E. Bennett, Executive Director, Boca Raton Airport
Kim Fabend, Director, C&S Companies
Robert P. Olislagers, A.A.E., IACE, Senior Coordinator, Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) Initiative
Robert Rockmaker, President & CEO, Flight School Association of North America (FSANA)

Parking Technologies: Smart Parking

Moderator:
Brad McAllister. Regional Manager, SP Plus Corporation

Speakers:
Melissa W. Cooper, A.A.E., Deputy Director of Aviation - Properties & Commercial Development, Kansas City Aviation Department
Chad E. Leqve, Vice President, Management & Operations, Metropolitan Airports Commission
John E. Romantic, Senior Vice President, Bags

Monday, June 5

9-10:15 a.m.

DHS Roundtable with TSA and CBP Leadership

Moderator:
 Stephanie Gupta, Senior Vice President, Security and Facilitation, AAAE

Speakers:
Austin Gould, Acting Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support, Transportation Security Administration
Sung Ha, Deputy Executive Director of Operations. Customs and Border Protection
Melanie Harvey, Executive Assistant Administrator for Security Operations, Transportation Security Administration

What Are You Building? How Are You Making It Great?

Moderator:
Scott Tumolo, Department Manager, C&S Companies

Speakers:
Laurel Van Horn, Director of Programs, Open Doors Organization
Megan Atkins Thoben, A.A.E., Director, Operations & Business Development, Louisville Regional Airport Authority
Ryan Fetters, Principal, Gensler
Tay Jye Chen, P.E., Chief Administrative Officer, Planning & Development, Sacramento County Department of Airports

Holiday Travel Challenges: Lessons Learned from an Airport's Perspective

Moderator:
Stacey Nickens, Assistant Vice President Corporate Communications, Nashville International Airport

Speakers:
Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President & Chief Executive Officer, Nashville International Airport
Dave LaPorte, CM,ACE, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Denver International Airport

2-3:15 p.m.

Diversity Works: Why It's Still Needed in the Workplace

Moderators:
Anita Cobb, MBA, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Mead & Hunt
Maria Bremis, JD, Senior Vice President, Compliance, Diversity & Human Resources, AAAE

Speakers:
Andrea Albo, Deputy Chief of Staff, Denver International Airport
Renato Camacho, A.A.E., P.E., PTOE, President & Chief Executive Officer, Akron-Canton Airport
Vanessa Chin, C.M., Manager, Business Information Management, King County International Airport
Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., IAP, Aviation Director, San Antonio Airport System

Operational Readiness and Implementation

Moderator:
Paul H. Bowers, Publisher, Airport Improvement Magazine

Speakers:
Chad Aldridge, C.M., Manager, Operational Readiness, Activation and Transition (ORAT), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Jenny R. Inglish, C.M., PMP, ACE, Chief Executive Officer, Plane Inglish, LLC
Daniel Mehl, Project Manager II, Corporate Real Estate, United Airlines
Suzanne E. Phelps, Managing Partner, Chrysalis Global Aviation

How to Compete for BIL Funds

Moderator:

Rebecca A. Francosky, Airport Director, Air Service Development, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Speakers:

Justin T. Barkowski, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AAAE
Lawrence J. Krauter, A.A.E, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane International Airport
Ann B. Richart, A.A.E., Aviation Director, Washington State Department of Transportation

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Accreditation 4-1-1-: What's New and Why It's For You

Speakers:

Candace Brown, A.A.E., ACE, Program Manager, Passenger Processing Systems, Denver International Airport
Jack Christine, A.A.E.. Chief Infrastructure Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Todd A. Curry, A.A.E., IAP, Chief Municipal Affairs Officer, Houston Airport System
Casey Denny, A.A.E., Chief Operations Officer, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Medardo Gomez, A.A.E., Operational Readiness Activation and Transition Director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports
Lisa Lankford, A.A.E., Vice President and Strategic Advisor to the President, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Marshall B. Stevens, A.A.E., Deputy Executive Director, Harrisburg International Airport
Zachary R. Sundquist, A.A.E., IACE, Assistant Airport Director, Portland International Jetport

Property and Concessionaire Management

Moderator:
Ian Sample, Associate, Steer

Speakers:
Ingrid N. Hairston, A.A.E., PMP, Vice President, Properties and Business Development, Birmingham Airport Authority
Dawn Hunter, Vice President, Business Development, SSP America, Inc.
Ryan Yakubik, CFA, Managing Director, EY Infrastructure Advisors, LLC

PFAS Perspective

Moderator:
Amanda Struse, PE, Engineer, Jacobs

Speakers:
Jill A. Greene, Project Manager, CDM Smith Inc.
Janet Kieler, Director, Environmental Programs, Denver International Airport
Philip Novac, Vice President, Sales, National Foam
Gregory S. Phillips, A.A.E., Director of Aviation, Colorado Springs Airport