OPERATIONS, SAFETY, PLANNING, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The mission of the AAAE Operations, Safety, and Planning Committee is to: (1) provide member views, analyses, and comments used by AAAE staff in the development of AAAE positions and formal correspondence with federal agencies; and (2) develop professional programs and services for the airport community on those issues related to airport operations, safety, and planning.

Committee Leadership and Liaisons

Sarah Demory,  A.A.E., ACE

Chair
City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Melissa Osborn,  A.A.E., ACE

Vice Chair
DOWL

Joe Marana,  A.A.E., ACE

Vice Chair
Fort Wayne International Airport

Serena Sheetz,  C.M., ACE

Vice Chair
San Francisco International Airport

Chad Makovsky,  C.M., ACE, IACE

Vice Chair
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Justin Barkowski

Staff Liaison
AAAE

OSPEM Committee Working Groups

Airspace and NextGen
Vice Chair:
Serena Sheetz, ACE, San Francisco Int'l Airport

WG Co-Leads: 
Robb Varani, C.M., Ricondo
Ralph Tamburro, PANYNJ

Airside Safety and Procedures
Vice Chair:
Serena Sheetz, ACE, San Francisco Int’l Airport

WG Co-Leads:
Sarah Demory, A.A.E., ACE, Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport
Ryan Sheehan, A.A.E., Spokane Int’l Airport

Wildlife Management
Vice Chair:
Melissa Osborn, A.A.E., ACE, DOWL

WG Co-Leads:
John Ostrom, C.M., Minneapolis-St. Paul Int’l Airport
Jeff Kolodzinski, C.M., CWB, ACE, PANYNJ

Planning
Vice Chair:
Melissa Osborn, A.A.E., ACE, DOWL

WG Co-Leads:
Shailesh Gongal, A.A.E., Massachusetts Port Authority
Fabien Vivier, A.A.E., C.M., Denver Int’l Airport

UAS
Vice Chair:
Chad Makovsky, A.A.E., IACE, Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Airport

WG Co-Leads:
Jeremy Worrall, A.A.E., State of Alaska Dep’t of Transp. & Public Facilities
Jason Schwartz, Portland Int’l Airport

Commercial Space
Vice Chair:
Vacant

WG Co-Leads:
Chris Schmaltz, C.M., Tucson Int’l Airport
Kevin Vandeberg, A.A.E., Huntsville Int’l Airport

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

WG Co-Leads:
Stephanie Murphy, Tidal Basin
Christopher Rausch, ACE, Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport