AAAE GABC STAR™ WORKING GROUP

As part of AAAE’s commitment to endorsing GBAC STAR facility accreditation for its members, the association has formed the AAAE Working Group for GBAC STAR Accreditation. This committee is composed of AAAE members that represent airports across the United States:

  • Ken Buchanan, Executive Vice President, Revenue Management and Customer Experience, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Chris Dietz, Director of Operations/Maintenance, Rapid City Regional Airport
  • Kelly Johnson, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Arkansas National Airport
  • Gabriel Nevarez, Deputy Aviation Director for Facilities, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Ryan Sheehan, A.A.E., Director of Operations/Maintenance, Spokane International Airport
  • Leroy Sisneros, Director of Facilities, San Francisco International Airport
  • Scott Skramstad, C.M., Assistant Director, Operations/Facilities, Metropolitan Airports Commission-Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Doug Stearns, C.M., ACE, Senior Advisor to the Director of Aviation, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E., Acting Airport Director, Eugene Airport
  • Michelle Wilcut, Deputy Director of Aviation and Customer Service, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

AAAE Working Group members will collaborate with the GBAC Scientific Advisory Board to develop a GBAC STAR Airports template that will advise airport executives on best practices and help them to identify gaps in their cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices to combat biohazards and infectious disease as they prepare for GBAC STAR accreditation.