Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:


ABM Aviation provides first-class, integrated facility services designed to enhance the traveler experience, reduce costs and boost revenue. We serve over 125 airports globally offering energy savings solutions, facilities maintenance, janitorial services, parking and transportation, passenger services, and retail staffing and marketing services.

Sponsoring: Monday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Mr. Larry Deluca
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development


Since 1978 Alliiance has provided comprehensive landside and airside planning, architectural and design services to the aviation industry – more than 1,000 projects at 104 airports. We are industry leaders in providing inspirational passenger-centric solutions for this complex market.

Sponsoring: General Session IV

Mr. Eric P. Peterson, A.I.A., LEED AP

Archetype SC, LLC

Archetype SC is ready to solve your challenges in cyber security, digital experience, and data analytics. We develop creative solutions to our clients’ business challenges using technology to improve processes, secure data, and transform to meet the needs of today’s digital economy. Work with us to solve your business challenges, no matter how complicated...we do complicated.

Sponsoring: Monday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Mr. Joseph Bonanno

Arconas Corporation

Arconas is dedicated to improving the quality and design of airport furniture and has completed over 350 airport installations worldwide. Our award-winning, high-performance seating lines, power solutions and waste containments are designed to the highest standards of durability, comfort and safety to accommodate traveler and terminal operators’ needs.

Sponsoring: Monday Morning Refreshment Break

Ms. Krista Tapley
Director, Sales

Austin Commercial, L.P.

Austin Industries is one of the nation’s largest, most diversified U.S.-based construction companies. With more than 6,000 employee-owners, Austin Industries provides nearly every type of civil, commercial and industrial construction services through the expertise of our operating companies.

Sponsoring: Luncheon with Keynote Speaker - Brigadier General Laura Lenderman, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing - Joint Base San Antonio

Mr. John K. Duval, A.A.E., ACE
National Aviation Director

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Avis and Budget, which are owned by Avis Budget Car Rental, are two of the premier rental car companies offering service on a worldwide basis.

Sponsoring: General Session III

Ms. Anne D. Morrison
Vice President, Properties & Facilities

CHA Consulting, Inc.

CHA is a highly diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. Located throughout the United States and Canada, we provide a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients.

Sponsoring: General Session II

Mr. Michael J. DeVoy
Senior Vice President

Connico Inc.

Connico is a construction consulting firm that focuses on the varied aspects of planning, design and construction, from master plans to construction. Founded in 1990 by Connie S. Gowder, CCP, Connico specializes in cost estimating, program management, scheduling, and project management, serving owners, planners, architects and engineers.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Ms. Connie S. Gowder, CCP, FAACE
President & Chief Executive Officer

Conrac Solutions, LLC

Conrac Solutions is a nationwide, family of companies specializing in private delivery, finance and facility operations of consolidated rent-a-car facilities. Since 2003, Conrac Solutions has grown to become the industry leader in solving complex design, monetary and operational challenges while providing unmatched expertise and solutions for consolidated and shared facilities.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Ms. Amy B. Barnes
Vice President, Client Relations

ETA Transit Systems Inc.

ETA Transit Systems is a leading supplier of real-time intelligent transit systems (ITS). Its flagship ITS, SPOT™ boasts a web-based platform designed to support long-term flexibility and modular expansion of airport parking operations. SPOT provides reliable data collection, vehicle tracking, traveler information tools, counting, announcements, digital displays, infotainment, and more.

Sponsoring: General Session III

Ms. Nicole Castonguay

Hallmark Aviation Services

Hallmark Aviation Services, currently located in 15 US airports, has earned a reputation for providing lost and found software, first-rate customer service functions, training services and airport guest services for some of the world's leading airlines and airports.

Sponsoring: Keynote Luncheon

Mr. Adenilto Simoes, Jr.
Director of Sales and Marketing

Hi-Lite Solutions - AEROGREEN

Hi-Lite Solutions, LLC is a U.S.-based firm specializing in manufacturing airfield consumable products. Runway rubber removal detergent, mold, mildew and algae remover, degreasers for equipment and hanger floors, airport marking paint and glass beads. For airports that do their own in-house runway maintenance or want the products to perform periodic maintenance in-between service contracts.

Sponsoring: General Session IV

Mrs. Barbara Pettit


At Jacobs, our focus on building long-term client relationships has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. Our 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

Sponsoring: General Session I

Mr. Stephen M. Pelham
Principal, Aviation

JBT Aerotech, Jetway Systems

JBT® is a global leader in the design and manufacture of ground support equipment, such as loaders and deicers; and airport gate equipment, featuring Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, Jetaire® preconditioned air units, and Jetpower® 400Hz ground power units. JBT® also supplies airport asset management and consulting services.

Sponsoring: Small Group Discussions II

Mr. Michael B. Dube, Sr.
Regional Director

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

As one of the country’s premier design consulting firms, Kimley-Horn's seasoned multidiscipline team of aviation professionals melds airside and landside expertise to deliver superlative planning, design, systems development, operational strategies and specialized services— resulting in exceptional project outcomes.

Sponsoring: General Session III

Mr. Carlos Maeda, P.E.
National Aviation Practice Leader

KSA Engineers, Inc.

KSA provides consulting, management, engineering, architecture, planning, surveying, and construction management services. Founded in 1978, KSA has over 130 employees in ten offices.

Sponsoring: General Session II

Mr. Craig Phipps, P.E.
Vice President, Director of Aviation Services

L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Symphony® delivers an integrated product portfolio that provides airport operators and their stakeholders with solutions that assist in the proactive management of surface operations, airfield and perimeter security, noise monitoring and community engagement, billing, gate management, vehicle tracking, traffic flow monitoring and airport performance analytics.

Sponsoring: General Session I

Mr. Chris Zanardi
General Manager, Symphony

Landrum & Brown, Inc.

L&B is a global leader in aviation planning and development. Its mission is to provide clients with unmatched service across a full range of disciplines, including master planning and strategy, terminal planning and design, environmental planning, commercial development, airfield/airspace, ground transportation and financial/business planning.

Sponsoring: Note Pads & Pens

Mr. William Hogan
Vice President

Loomacres Wildlife Management

Loomacres Wildlife Management was the first private company to be approved by the FAA to perform wildlife hazard management services on airfields. Since 2005, Loomacres’ FAA qualified biologists have focused on providing airfields with the highest quality of wildlife management consulting and services available in-house and at the lowest cost.

Sponsoring: General Session I

Mrs. Kristin Baciuska
President/Airport Wildlife Biologist


Lyft's Airports team is focused on creating efficient mobility solutions through strategic partnerships with airports that deliver a reliable, convenient experiences and generate the confidence and loyalty of air travelers and drivers.

Sponsoring: General Session VI

Ms. Amanda McDermott
Event Marketing Manager

McFarland-Johnson, Inc.

McFarland-Johnson, Inc. is a nationally-recognized, 100% employee-owned, full-service aviation consulting firm that has been providing innovative airport planning, environmental, design and construction support services to our clients for over 73 years. Our dynamic planning approach and application, allows clients to analyze impacts of potential changes/projects, well into the future.

Sponsoring: NAC Mobile App

Mr. Chad Nixon
Senior Vice President

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Mead & Hunt, an employee-owned firm established in 1900, comprises more than 300 aviation professionals in offices nationwide. Our comprehensive airport consulting capabilities include air service, planning, design/engineering, architectural and construction management services.

Sponsoring: General Session V

Mr. Jon Faucher, P.E., PMP
Vice President Aviation Services

Metropolitan Airports Commission

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) owns and operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and six smaller general aviation airports within the metro area.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

Mr. Brian D. Ryks, A.A.E.
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities across the country.

Sponsoring: Claudia Holliway Newcomers’ Reception

Mr. Mark E. Kistler, PE
Vice President, Aviation Practice Lead

National Air Traffic Controllers Association

NATCA represents over 20,000 controllers, engineers and other safety-related professionals, with membership from every state, territory and possession of the United States.

Sponsoring: General Session II

Mr. Kelly Richardson
Deputy Director, Public Affairs

Northeast Chapter AAAE

The Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE) serves to support and develop leaders in the aviation industry through the creation of networking and professional development opportunities that bring added value to our members within an environment of integrity and camaraderie.

Sponsoring: Name Badges

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc.

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper (PSC) is an architecture and engineering firm with 10 offices and 350+ people spread across Texas and New Mexico. Our team members are passionate about building community with the clients we serve through relevant, inventive projects. We are a comprehensive firm with an emphasis on aviation, providing architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, cost estimating and construction management services.

Sponsoring: General Session I

Mr. Mark D. Haberer, C.M.
Principal, Director of Aviation

Port San Antonio

From the birth of military aviation in 1917, to the industrial/military complex that exists today, Kelly Field has been a global aerospace platform that serves the world from San Antonio, Texas. Port San Antonio is a proud partner of private sector firms ranging from industry giants to locally owned companies, and Department of Defense organizations ranging from active-duty Air Force to the Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard.

Sponsoring: Evening Event at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

Mr. Richard S. Crider, A.A.E.
Executive Vice President

ProDIGIQ, Inc.

ProDIGIQ is a technology company focusing on providing innovative software exclusively for the aviation industry. Our expertise is in software for safety, operations, asset, maintenance and lease management, as well as FIDS. ProDIGIQ currently has a client base of over 100 aviation clients from category x to general aviation airports nationwide and abroad.

Sponsoring: General Session II

Mr. Arpit Malaviya
Chief Executive Officer

Q&D Construction

Q&D Construction has a reliable, friendly and aviation-savvy construction team with the resources, processes, awareness and training to smoothly plan and execute your aviation project.

Sponsoring: Monday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Mr. Duane Boreham
Vice President, Aviation Services


RICONDO is an aviation consulting firm providing facilities, operations, environmental and financial planning services to airport owners and operators, airlines, and federal and state aviation agencies.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Morning Refreshment Break

Mr. James T. Jarvis
Senior Vice President


RS&H, Inc. provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, environmental and consulting services to help clients fulfill their most complex facility and infrastructure projects.

Sponsoring: Continental Breakfast on Monday

Mr. Donald G. Andrews
Senior Vice President

Rubb Building Systems

Rubb has been engineering, manufacturing and installing rigid frame, fabric membrane structures in the U.S. since 1983. Rubb supports the aviation industry with large span hangars, cargo facilities and equipment maintenance buildings. Rubb buildings are noted for their quality components, flexibility in design, energy efficiencies and quick construction. Can you afford NOT to have a Rubb?

Sponsoring: Monday Morning Refreshment Break

Mr. Chuck Auger
Marketing Manager

San Antonio Airport System

San Antonio Airport System is the home of the San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport, an empowered, professional team providing optimal air service and a phenomenal customer experience. It is diverse, progressive and globally competitive like the city it serves—focused on generating prosperity for South Texas.

Sponsoring: Evening Event at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

Mr. Russell J. Handy
Aviation Director

Shipcom Wireless, Inc.

Shipcom Wireless Inc., USA, is a world leading provider of integrated supply chain execution and unified asset management software solutions. Headquartered in Houston, TX, USA, with operating branches in Dubai UAE and the Indian subcontinent. Shipcom solutions are trusted by Fortune 100 customers and Governments from around the globe.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Small Group Discussions

Mr. Abeezer Tyebji
Chief Executive Officer

Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) for business aviation services. Services include fueling, hangar/office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and crew/passenger amenities. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Signature operates at 200+ locations worldwide.

Sponsoring: Welcome Reception and Monday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Ms. Mary M. Miller
Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs

South Central Chapter AAAE

The South Central Chapter of AAAE is a professional association comprised of individuals and businesses involved in management of airports in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Central America. The chapter’s purpose is to augment educational efforts of the parent organization (AAAE) by bringing together a membership that shares similar interests and concerns because of their regional proximity and to enhance professional and managerial standards of the membership.

Sponsoring: Reception

Ms. Logan Beszterda
Chapter Manager

Spokane International Airport

Spokane International Airport (GEG) is a 6,100 acre commercial service airport served by six airlines (Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United) and two integrated air cargo carriers (FedEx and UPS). The airport processed nearly 4 million passengers and over 70,000 U.S. cargo tons in 2018. It is the second largest airport in Washington.

Sponsoring: Keynote Lunch

Mr. Lawrence J. Krauter, A.A.E., AICP
Chief Executive Officer

Studdiford Technical Solutions, LLC

Studdiford Technical Solutions comprises subject matter expertise in baggage/material handling and transportation security technology providing solutions across the project lifecycle from planning to design, installation oversight, commissioning, activation and transition.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Continental Breakfast

Mr. Lawrence V. Studdiford, PMP

Tailwind Concessions

Specializing in regional airport concessions, Tailwind’s goal is to enhance the airport experience for busy travelers, vacationers and airport personnel by providing exceptional concession services. We offer delicious, healthy, and interesting food and beverage choices throughout our pre- and post-security restaurants, as well as retail concessions that include travel necessities, gifts, publications and more.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Afternoon Refreshment Break

Mr. Jeffrey Switzer

ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc.

ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems and ThyssenKrupp Airport Services are one of the main suppliers for global gate solutions. We have decades of experience in the airport equipment industry with over 4,300 units installed and more than 965 units under our service at airports around the world. We accompany our clients from the design consultancy phase through to the handing over and beyond, with excellent operation and maintenance services all over the world.

Sponsoring: Continental Breakfast on Tuesday

Mr. Greg Engleby
North America Sales Manager

Woodward & Associates

Woodward & Associates, a woman-owned business, represents clients by providing comprehensive administrative, legislative, regulatory and public affairs services. Based in Sarasota, Florida, Woodward & Associates specializes in assisting private industry, airports and other government entities with transportation and legislative issues.

Sponsoring: Tuesday Morning Refreshment Break

Ms. Woodie Woodward


Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering, and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering and strategic consulting excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications.

Sponsoring: General Session V

Mr. Tom F. Mochty, PLS
Infrastructure Sector Leader

Yardi Systems Inc.

The Yardi® Airport Suite manages properties, leases, concessions, maintenance, invoicing, receivables and more for airports of any size from one software platform.

Sponsoring: Lanyards

Mr. Daniel Campbell
Vice President, Specialty Systems

Thank you to our 2019 Airport Angels:

Aviation Media Ltd.
Capital Region Airport Commission
Clear Channel Airports
COBUS Industries, LP
Coffman Associates, Inc.
Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE
Northwest Chapter AAAE
Republic Parking System
Southeast Chapter AAAE
Southwest Chapter AAAE