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Mr. Byron Chavez
Los Angeles, CA
Byron Chavez serves as a Project Manager and Senior Aviation Engineer for RS&H in Los Angeles, California. He is an experienced professional engineer with a focus on aviation consulting and infrastructure design. Background includes more than 13 years of experience in aviation-related projects - ranging from airside, landside, and terminal projects including project management, technical design, and construction services; inclusive of projects ranging from general aviation to large-hub commercial service airports. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in California, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Arizona. Byron is currently serving as the Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the new Cross-Field Taxiway P Project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is expected to open March 1, 2021. Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Oklahoma State University
Mr. Steven W. Debban, P.E.
National Resource Expert for Airport Design
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Steve Debban is the National Program Manager of the FAA’s safety award-winning Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) Program. Steve is a civil engineer with a professional engineer’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a civil engineering degree from Michigan State University. He joined the FAA’s Office of Airports, Safety & Standards in July, 2012. Before joining the FAA he worked as an airport and highway design consultant for over 15 years. With the FAA, Steve works on a myriad of programs but his focus is on airport geometry, spaceports/airports integration, aircraft/airport compatibility, 777-X airport integration, wrong surface event mitigation and research, and more recently the update to Advisory Circular AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design. Steve is also a member of 2 ICAO committees: the Aerodrome Design Working Group and the Aerodrome Reference Code Task Force.
Mr. Douglas J. DiCarlo
Aviation Program Manager
Doug has 26 years of experience in providing aviation consulting services for both commercial service and general aviation airports throughout the United States. He has served as project manager or senior aviation planner on various airport master plans, aviation planning studies, environmental documents, and airfield design projects. His expertise has involved forecasting, airfield geometry, heliport facilities, airspace evaluations, and feasibility studies. Doug has authored numerous technical reports and has presented his work at symposiums, conferences, workshops, and public meetings. He has also served as a lecturer for both undergraduate and graduate business and aviation classes at Florida Institute of Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the Ecole Nationale de l’Avation Civile in Toulouse, France. Licensed pilot and Chair of the ACC Planning and Environmental Committee B.S., Airway Science Management, Florida Institute of Technology M.B.A., University of Central Florida
Mr. Scott R. Feldmann
Hill International, Inc.
Scott Feldmann is the Director of Aviation for Hill International, Inc., responsible for Aviation program development and implementation. During his 40-year career in aviation, he has served in practically every facet of the aviation industry. Scott entered the aviation field as a Project Architect for Republic Airlines and then United Airlines. He has worked as a consultant to both aviation authorities and airlines. Working as a general contractor, he was responsible for developing the phasing and logistics plans used to develop the new LaGuardia Airport Terminal B and was the project manager for the construction of a new Wide-body aircraft maintenance hangar. Mr. Feldmann previously served as an Executive Deputy Director responsible for delivery of major programs at LAWA. With experience spanning more than 80 airports, he possesses extensive industry knowledge and a track record of delivering technically superior, cost effective airport infrastructure projects and programs. Architecture-University of Minnesota]
Mr. Brett J. Godown, C.M.
Salinas Municipal Airport
Brett has served as the Salinas Municipal Airport Manager since 2013. As the Airport Manager, he is responsible for finance and budget, strategic and capital planning, operations, maintenance, and regulatory compliance. Prior to coming to Salinas, he managed and supervised airports for over 13 years including Page Municipal Airport, AZ; County of San Bernardino Airport system, CA; and Los Angeles County Airport system, CA. Brett graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Business Administration. In 2010 he, received his private pilot’s license. He is a Certified Member of AAAE.
Mr. Barton F. Gover, C.M.
National Practice Leader for Aviation Planning
Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Barton (Bart) Gover has over 20 years of experience in airport planning and client service for both commercial service and general aviation airports. Bart is an active member of top aviation industry organizations including the American Association of Airport Executives, Airport Consultants Council, North Carolina Aviation Association and the Kentucky Aviation Association. He has served as an airport board member for the Danville-Boyle County Airport (DVK) for ten years and is an experienced project manager. Bart’s airfield planning experience includes. airport master plans, airport layout plan (ALP) updates and narrative reports, airport feasibility studies, Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150 noise studies, categorical exclusions (CatEx), environmental assessments, heliport relocation studies, airport system plans and airport site selection studies. Most of these projects contained significant elements of airfield planning such as runway length analysis, aviation forecasting, facility requirements, alternatives analysis, environmental overview, airport plans development, airport capital improvement plans and land use planning. He is well versed in the application FAA Advisory Circulars including 150/5300-13A, 5070-6B, 5060-5 and FAA Order 5100.38 (Airport Improvement Program Handbook).
Mr. Todd Hauptli
President & CEO
Todd Hauptli is President and CEO of AAAE. He is the third CEO in the Association’s history. Todd joined AAAE in 1991 and prior to becoming CEO was responsible for overseeing AAAE’s interactions with Congress and the Executive Branch agencies. Before joining AAAE, Todd served as a Congressional Relations Officer handling aviation issues at the Department of Transportation. Prior to his service at the Department of Transportation, Todd served on the White House staff of President Ronald Reagan as Associate Director of Cabinet Affairs. He also worked at the Department of Commerce, first in the Congressional Affairs office, then directly for the Secretary of Commerce. He began his career on Capitol Hill working on the staff of the House Republican Research Committee. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Todd is married with three sons. He and his family reside in McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Kurt M. Hellauer
Director, Federal Programs
Mr. Hellauer leads HMMH’s Federal Programs division, providing planning and programmatic support to Department of Defense major commands and their installations, Federal Aviation Administration lines of business, National Park Service units, and other Federal client agencies. Mr. Hellauer specializes in NEPA and associated stakeholder engagement, particularly for Federal actions involving changes to the noise setting or to airspace access, use, and management. He undertakes technical analysis to develop and evaluate alternatives, researches and writes technical reports, and prepares environmental impact analyses. He is well versed in stakeholder engagement strategies, risk communications, and conduct of public meetings. Additionally, Mr. Hellauer previously provided staff support to the City of Richmond (Virginia) Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals for 10 years as a Senior Land Use Planner responsible for evaluation of Master Plan amendments, review of Capital Improvement Projects, Zoning Ordinance Text amendments, and large-scale, site specific development proposals. Mr. Hellauer holds both a Commercial Pilot certificate and a Flight Instructor certificate, both with Instrument Airplane ratings. B.A. Government, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1988
Ms. Pam Keidel-Adams
National Aviation Practice Leader
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
After starting her career as an intern with Landrum & Brown, Pam has been an aviation planner for over 33 years. A firmwide Aviation Practice Leader at Kimley-Horn, Pam serves the firm and the aviation industry in technical and support roles. She has completed systemwide planning assignments in over 35 states and worked in all FAA regions. She has played key roles in numerous large-scale and smaller airport projects with a focus on policy, project management, and the technical elements of airport planning, including developing innovative techniques and preparing client-driven high-quality deliverables. Pam serves the aviation industry through her participation and contributions as a chair, panelist, and member of ACC, AAAE, ACI, TRB, NASAO, and ACRP. She served as the Committee Chair for TRB’s Intergovernmental Relations in Aviation Committee for six years before her appointment as Aviation Group Chair in 2020. Pam graduated from the University of Cincinnati (go Bearcats!) with a degree in Urban Administration and has enjoyed sunny Phoenix for 15 years. Bachelor of Science, Urban Administration – University of Cincinnati
Mr. Lawrence J. Krauter, A.A.E., AICP
Chief Executive Officer
Spokane International Airport
Lawrence J. Krauter is the Chief Executive Officer of the Spokane Airport System, which owns and operates Spokane International Airport, Felts Field and the SIA Industrial Park. In addition to his membership in AAAE, he is a Past President of the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania; Commissioned Member of the State (PA) Aviation Advisory Committee; Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is an Appointed Member and Chairman of the City Planning Commission - City of Bethlehem. Larry is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He resides in Spokane, WA with his wife Robin and daughter Lauren.
Mr. Carlton Lambiasi, P.E.
Civil Engineer, Airspace
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Des Plaines, IL
Carlton currently serves as a Civil Engineer for the FAA’s Office of Airports, Airport Engineering Division located in Washington D.C. specializing in the field of airspace. He began his FAA career in 2006, and worked for the Great Lakes Region for over ten years. In 2017, Carlton joined the Airport Engineering Division in Headquarters. Carlton is responsible for the management and coordination of airport design standards relating to the protection of airspace surrounding a runway. He serves as the airport engineering coordinator addressing the issues of obstacles, airspace, and airport approach and departure surfaces. Carlton represents the United States in international working groups, to ensure our country’s interests are protected while fulfilling the mission of promoting global standardization. He has earned his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.
Ms. Winsome A. Lenfert
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Airports
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Winsome Lenfert was appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports on February 1, 2017. The mission of the Airports organization is to provide leadership in planning and developing a safe and efficient national airport system. The office has responsibility for all programs related to airport safety and inspections, and standards for airport design, construction and operations (including international harmonization of airport standards). Each year, the office awards approximately $3.3 billion in airport grants and approves passenger facility charge collections totaling approximately $2 billion. The office is also responsible for national airport planning, as well as environmental and social requirements. The office establishes policies related to airport rates and charges, compliance with grant assurances and airport privatization. Winsome graduated from Indiana State University with a double major in Professional Pilot Technology and Aviation Administration with a minor in Business Administration and from Indiana University with a Masters in Public Affairs. She has a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating and held a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. She began her aviation career working for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) as Chief Airport Inspector. She began her career with the FAA as an Airport Certification Safety Inspector. Since then she has held many positions with the FAA including Airport Certification/Safety Specialist in Washington, DC; Community Planner for the O'Hare Modernization Program in Chicago, Illinois; Assistant Manager of the Detroit Airport District Office in Detroit, Michigan; and both Manager of Regional Operations and Director for the Airports Division Southern Region in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an active member of Indiana State University, Indiana University and Sigma Kappa Alumni Associations; and Women in Aviation International.
Ms. Carol A. Lurie, AICP, LEED AP, ENV S
Regional Aviaton Director
Carol Lurie, serves as VHB’s Regional Aviation Director where the focus of her 30-year practice is large complex environmental impact statements and environmental assessments for airport projects. She provides strategic environmental permitting and sustainability planning support to her aviation clients with a focus on streamlining the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and the environmental approvals process, and building stakeholder support. Carol’s particular skill is engendering collaboration in the environmental process and developing pro-active solutions. With airport clients from Logan Airport, to Salt Lake City and Los Angeles World Airports, Carol is nationally recognized by industry for promoting an airport sustainability approach that is a role model to the FAA and airports. Carol has a decades-long commitment to airport industry groups. She served as the Chair of the Airport Consultants Council, served on the ACI- Environmental Affairs Steering Committee for many years, and is a friend of the TRB Committee AV030 – Environmental Impacts of Aviation. Carol is a LEED accredited professional; she holds an AICP and also is an ENVISION SP. [Degree] – Masters in Urban Planning from MIT
Mr. Kyle Mixon
Business Development Executive
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Kyle Mixon is a Business Development Executive for Clark Construction Group and the client facing lead for Clark’s aviation business development in the US. He has 22 years of industry experience including 16 years with Clark. Kyle has served in project management and preconstruction operational roles with Clark working on Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Building project and the New East Concourse and Main Terminal Expansion project at Hobby Airport. Since transitioning into his current role, Kyle has helped lead successful aviation pursuits in Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Kansas City. He’s an active member of ACC and past Chair of the Finance & Project Delivery Committee. Prior to Clark, Kyle held engineering roles in the water technology and manufacturing industries. He lives with his wife and two sons in Tampa, FL.
Mr. Corey Ochsner
Corey Ochsner grew up in the Midwest and moved to Colorado to explore the limitless recreational opportunities. His design approach to architecture is influenced by his love for the outdoors and a passion for how creative and integrated design can have a positive impact on the built environment. He immerses himself in each project to create inspiring architecture for users, as well as those experiencing the built environment from afar. Corey has extensive experience with aviation projects featuring a high level of detail combined with unique building forms and systems in a wide variety of design styles. He is adept at addressing key programmatic requirements, coordinating large teams of supporting consultants and shareholders, guiding the regulatory and approval processes, and the full range of project production and building construction processes. With over 17 years of airport experience, Corey has worked on more than six million square feet of terminal buildings at medium/large hub airports across the United States including: RDU, SJC, LAX, DEN, PDX and BNA.
Mr. Dwight H. Pullen, Jr.
National Core Market Leader
A leading voice in the airport infrastructure market sector, Dwight has worked nationally and globally in program management and construction leading overall aviation business strategy, as well as major multi-billion dollar airport Capital Programs around the world. As a thought leader, Dwight sits on the Board of the Airports Consultants Council (ACC), serves as an Airport Advisor with The Well Building Institute, serves as an Advisor to Airbus Group on the Future of Airports and sought after for his leadership and experience in the Future of Airports. Some of the key aspects that differentiates Dwight are as follows: (1) PROJECT DELIVERY & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP: Advised airport owners and service providers globally on the successful implementation of Multi-Billion dollar Capital Programs. (2) AVIATION MARKET SECTOR LEADERSHIP: Led top ranked engineering and construction firms in Airport facility design, construction and infrastructure development. (3) MARKET SECTOR GROWTH: Impacted gross revenue by over 300% in 5 years which led to #2 Engineering News Record ranking in the US Airports. (4) TEAM BUILDING: Led and inspired team nationally to provide innovative solutions for clients. Dwight is a a Senior Executive with 25+ years experience in driving strategic growth nationally and internationally within the aviation infrastructure market sector, focusing on airport operational excellence and maximizing airport client engagement, as well as growing aviation talent.
Mr. Thomas R. Rossbach, AIA
Vice President of Aviation Market Sector
Tom has 40 years of professional and managerial experience in the aviation consultancy practice, and since 1985 he has been exclusively focused on airport consulting, design and construction, airport planning, terminal planning and design, landside planning and design, airfield planning, airport business consulting, airport privatization and airport capital improvement program management. Many of those projects have been delivered as design-build, progressive design build or as a Public-Private Partnership (P3) delivery methodologies. He has worked on more than 45 airport terminal projects domestically and internationally and recent projects have been delivered using progressive P3 design build methodology. Tom leads the HNTB Aviation terminal development practice through 60 local HNTB offices nationwide. Mr. Rossbach is a frequent advisor and speaker at ACI, AAAE, and Airport P3 delivery conferences. A sampling of airport projects includes: P3 projects: Bermuda (BDA) new terminal, Athens, Greece (ATH) New airport, Chicago Midway (MDW) P3 competition, Consulting on New York City’s LaGuardia (LGA) P3 central terminal project, Advisory services to Kansas City (MCI) new P3 terminal project, Istanbul (ISL) P3 design standards review, and P3 studies for Mexico City and Guadalajara airports. BS in Architecture from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Mr. Steven Rule
Vice President, Construction Executive
Turner Construction Company
San Francisco, CA
Steve has nearly 40 years’ experience within the construction industry, including almost 35 years with Turner. He has worked on both public and private projects using a variety of project delivery methods including CM at Risk, Design Build, Lump Sum Bid and Agency CM. In his current role as Vice President and Construction Executive, Steve leads multiple project teams including the Terminal 3 West Modernization design build project at SFO and the C-1 Building Expansion GC/CM Project at SEA. In addition, he is providing leadership to the design build team on the recently completed Terminal 2 Tower Demolition and Build Back Project at SFO. He has also provided assistance to Turner’s international efforts on projects in Delhi and Bangalore, India and Cam Ranh Airport, Vietnam. As a project Executive and Senior Project Manager, Steve worked on the San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2 / Boarding Area D Renovation and Expansion project, a $380 million design build project completed in 2011 and the Oakland International Airport Terminal 2 Renovation and Expansion project, a $180 million CM at Risk project completed in 2008. He has also been involved in several other significant projects in both northern and southern California, including; Transbay Transit Center, Oakland Army Base, Yerba Buena Gardens and Yerba Buena Gardens Children’s Center, Fillmore Center Residential Towers, LAX Terminal 2, Stouffers Concourse Hotel and Hollywood Park Racetrack Expansion. He has a BS in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University and a MBA in Management from San Francisco State University.
Ms. Sharon Sarmiento, Ph.D.
Unison Consulting, Inc.
Laguna Hills, CA
Sharon is an economist with more than 30 years’ experience, including 25 years leading Unison’s airport economics practice. She has served more than 50 airports, large and small, on projects involving transportation demand forecasting, benefit-cost analyses, economic impact studies, master plans, and financial feasibility studies. Sharon applies her expertise in transportation economics and data analytics—visual, predictive and risk analytics—in providing airport planners and managers with the information they need to make decisions in a highly dynamic and uncertain business environment. She also contributes to the airport industry by serving as a panelist and helping plan conferences—she leads the annual AAAE/Unison CIP Planning and Finance Workshop. Sharon’s academic degrees include: • A Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, where she specialized in transportation economics, urban economics, and applied econometrics. • A Master’s degree in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences from University of California, Irvine. • A Master’s degree in International and Development Economics (with honors) from Yale University. • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics (cum laude) and coursework toward a master’s degree in management from the University of the Philippines. Other than work, Sharon enjoys succulent gardening, mountain biking, and scuba diving.
Mr. Andrew Scanlon
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew has been in the aviation industry for 22 years. Without trying to date himself too much, when he started his career, the current version of FAA Advisory Circular 150/5300-13 was on Change 5, released in 1997. Within a year of starting his career, Change 6 updated land use criteria for Runway Protection Zones, established a new Precision Object Free Area (the precursor to the Precision Obstacle Free Zone), modified Runway Safety Area widths for higher elevation airports, and other changes. He has witnessed the evolution of several key airport design standards and has a sound understanding of the purpose and intent behind them. Andrew has participated in a diverse set of airport projects throughout the years, ranging from pen-and-ink ALP updates for small GA airports, Runway Incursion Mitigation studies at Core 30 airports, airspace obstruction analyses, and serving as an office engineer for a new fuel farm facility. While Andrew generally likes all things that go, he is an airport planner by trade and has a passion for airfield planning projects. Andrew loves to partner with airport sponsors, the FAA, engineers, and stakeholders to identify solutions to challenging problems. A typical planner, he is in his element when developing several alternatives to solve a problem. Andrew is a Southern California native, and has worked on airports throughout the United States, several US territories, and internationally. He currently lives in Utah with his wife and seven kids (final score of five girls and two boys). In his “spare” time he enjoys reading, writing, auto touring, and generally learning new things. During COVID, he picked up a new hobby of creating jewelry with resin, which his daughters have greatly benefited from. His COVID project has been to finish out his basement, primarily on his own. He also loves to travel, seeing new airports, and experiencing new cultures. Master of Information Systems – University of Phoenix Master of Business Administration, Technology Management – University of Phoenix
Mr. T.J. Schulz
Airport Consultants Council
T.J. Schulz is the President of the Airport Consultants Council (ACC), the global trade association that represents private sector companies involved in the development and operations of airports and related facilities. His duties include routinely interfacing with aviation-related government agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Congress concerning high-priority technical, regulatory and legislative issues. Mr. Schulz has 25 years’ experience in transportation. Prior to his tenure at ACC he worked for the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Schulz monitored and secured legislative language through the legislative process by working with Congressional committees and grassroots efforts. Schulz graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Mr. Scott Steckler, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Vice President
Scott is an Associate Vice President and the Architecture Studio Leader in HNTB’s Denver office. Scott is a license architect with more than 26 years of experience on a diverse range of large civic projects, with a focus on Airport Terminal and Concourse Planning, Architectural Design, Construction, and Program Management. Utilizing a collaborative management approach, Scott works closely with clients and project teams to ensure successful project delivery. Scott’s focus for the last ten years plus, has been working on the largest and most complex projects at Denver International Airport, including delivering the LEED Platinum DEN Hotel and Transportation Center that opened in 2015, the on-going Concourse Expansion and Renewal Programs, and the Great Hall Program. In addition to Scott’s work at DEN, he has worked on major projects at AVP, PHL, PFN, ATL, IAH, DFW, LAX, and DTW. Scott earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 1994 and is a registered Architect in the state of Colorado. He is an active member of the AIA, NCARB, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Scott most recently moderated an AAAE/ACC Symposium panel in 2017 discussing Terminal Renovation versus New Construction.
Mr. Lawrence V. Studdiford, PMP
Studdiford Technical Solutions, LLC
Larry’s 26 years in the aviation field have largely been focused on checked baggage system design, construction management, and related services, including technology integration, configuration management, specification development, and commissioning for airports worldwide. He has worked alongside the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) since its inception 19 years ago, helping to develop and implement its policies, procedures, and to orchestrate screening technology deployment. He was a founding participant of the TSA’s Baggage Screening Investment Study (BSIS) and contributed to multiple versions of the TSA’s Planning Guidelines and Design Standards (PGDS), specifically as a charter member of the PGDS Industry Working Group (IWG) and manager of the contract task order responsible for the maintenance and update of the document. He also worked with TSA to develop the first-ever Checkpoint Design Guide (CDG). As a member of the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) Deployment, Systems Engineering & Acquisition focus groups, he collaborated with TSA in development of their five-year technology investment plan and was a member of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee’s (ASAC) Security Checkpoint Working Group. In 2016 Larry founded Studdiford Technical Solutions, LLC, a small business consulting firm specializing in baggage handling and transportation security. Larry currently serves as Airport Consultants Council's Chairman of the Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He lives with his family in Alexandria, VA.
Mr. Kevin Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
President and Managing Partner
Wong Strauch Architects
Kevin Sullivan and Wong Strauch Architects (WSA) have tailored a firm which provides Aviation Design as a part of a diverse commercial practice. Kevin began working in Aviation Architecture working as a young architect on the team developing Concourse B at Denver’s old airport, Stapleton. He continued shortly afterward with the development of Concourses A, B and C at Denver International Airport, where he was on the design team and served as one of the production Architects for the Construction Documentation and Administration. WSA continued working with United Airlines at its Denver hub, and followed with multiple DEN on-Call Architecture contracts completing well over 100 projects. WSA also has worked for a variety of major airlines, including United, Delta, Southwest and Frontier on miscellaneous projects at DEN. Kevin was recently the lead designer and Architect-of-Record for the 80,000 SF Concourse C West 6-gate expansion, the 36,000 SF Concourse A Ground Load 6 gate terminal and is currently leading WSA’s team as Associate Architect working with HNTB on the DEN Concourse Expansion A West 12-gate and B West 4-gate, the DEN Concourse Refresh project and the DEN A East Ground Load facility expansion. WSA has also worked on unique Aviation projects outside of the Terminal-Airside design, including Baggage Systems, Cargo, Provisioning - Flight Kitchens, and ARFF - Fire Stations. ? Bachelor of Architecture with High Honors – Montana State University Master of Architecture – Montana State University
Mr. Craig Teasdale, APA, DEN
Signature Flight Support
Craig is the Director, West Operations, for Signature Flight Support with oversight responsibilities at Centennial (APA), Denver International (DEN), Rocky Mountain Metro (BJC), Sante Fe (SAF), Spokane International (GEG), Boeing Field (BFI), Seattle (SEA), Anchorage (ANC), Chicago Midway (MDW), Chicago Ohare (ORD) Chicago Executive (PWK) and Scottsdale (SDL) airports. Over the past 30 years Craig has held positions within aviation and Signature Flight Support as General Manager, Area General Manager and Area Director. Most recently in 2014 Craig led new FBO acquisition teams for Signature FBO’s at Van Nuys (VNY) and Scottsdale (SDL). In 2016 Craig also lead an Integration team for Signature’s acquisition of Landmark Aviation. Craig was recognized as the Area Director of the Year within Signature’s World Wide network in May 2017. Craig also holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with CFI/Multi engine ratings. Craig is a graduate from Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO with a BS in Aviation Management.
Mrs. Tracy L. Walsh, ACE
Projects Administrator, Construction
Chicago Department of Aviation
Tracy Walsh is a Project Manager for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Development division, where she oversees a variety of both airside and landside construction projects at O’Hare International Airport. Ms. Walsh has been with the CDA for more than 15 years and has a strong background in various government roles, including safety, security, and construction. In her current role, Ms. Walsh leads the Taxiways A and B realignment project which is a muti-million dollar project that began its first phase in 2020 and will continue into 2022. Along with the taxiway work, Ms. Walsh coordinates all tenant construction at O’Hare, including the oversight of all airline and cargo developments. In this role, she oversaw a $80 million expansion to Concourse L in partnership with American Airlines, which added five new gates and was the first gate expansion at O’Hare in 25 years.
Ms. Julie Wienberg, NCARB
Aviation Practice Leader
Julie Wienberg is an aviation architect and program manager with more than 24 years of expertise in terminal planning, design and program development. Passionate about elevating the practice of terminal planning and design, Julie serves as a trusted advisor to airline and airport clients in the development of large and complex projects and their delivery. As the Practice Leader for Aviation Architecture at HNTB, Julie focuses on elevating the practice of terminal design and cultivating innovation for both the design and delivery of aviation projects. In 2014, Julie formed Poliarch, LLC, a strategic advisory firm specializing in advising and assisting public entities and institutions to effectively develop, procure and implement alternative delivery. Julie is an alumna of Kansas State University where she now serves on the Professional Advisory Board to the College of Architecture and Design. Denver is home for Julie and her husband, and they love planning adventures with their family and friends in and around the Mile High City. Both Julie and her husband are active volunteers in their community in support of their HOA, Department of Parks and Recreation, regional art selection committee and other outreach programs.
Mr. Stuart Williams
Senior Vice President, Airport Expansion
Denver International Airport
Stu Williams currently serves as Senior Vice President for Airport Expansion at DEN. He is leading the airport’s Gate Expansion and Improvement Program which is adding 39 new gates to the three existing concourses at DEN. In addition, he oversees the airport’s Baggage Handling System capital program. Stu served as overall Program Manager of the Hotel and Transit Center Program, the airport’s initiative to build a hotel and transit center that includes a 519-room Westin hotel and conference center, an RTD commuter rail station and an open-air plaza connecting the new development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal. In addition, Stu and his team facilitated the development of an additional commuter rail station and infrastructure for a transit-oriented development located partially on airport property. Williams has more than 38 years of experience in design and project management and has worked on behalf of the City and County of Denver on a number of high-profile projects, including the Better Denver Bond Program, the Denver Justice Center, Denver Neighborhood Bond Program and the original design and construction of Denver International Airport. A former Director of Engineering for the City and County of Denver, Williams holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.
Mr. James Wilson
WJD Planning, LLC
Jim is the founding principal of WJD Planning. He is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and has over 20 years of consulting experience in the area of facility planning, with a primary focus on airport terminal planning and programming. His focus is overseeing the development of airport terminal related planning and programming analyses for a wide variety of projects. He has led planning and programming assignments for terminal facilities both large and small as well as domestic and international facilities. Jim is conscious to balance the needs of the airport, the airlines, and other stakeholders to achieve buy-in of all parties to the recommended solutions. Jim strives to be a consensus builder bringing together all the stakeholders in developing terminal plans that not only meet the ongoing needs of the airport, but those that are also affordable and implementable. His background as a programmer provides him the experience to understand how to properly size a facility, while his planning background provides a unique perspective on how a terminal building should function. His architectural background allows him to understand what challenges lie ahead during design and implementation. Jim previously served as a track host for the Terminal Track at the symposium and has also presented on three different occasions. Jim was also a former chair of the ACC Terminal Committee. ? Bachelor of Architecture – University of Cincinnati
Mrs. Jean Wolfers-Lawrence
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC, DC
Jean is an Environmental Specialist within FAA’s Office of Airports, Airport Planning and Programming (APP). As an Environmental Specialist in APP Jean is involved in implementing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements and preparing environmental review documents for airport projects. Additionally, Jean is involved in the Office of Airport’s response to recent changes in NEPA related regulations, policies and guidance. Masters in Environmental Management and Sustainability, University of South Australia
Mr. Louis D. Wolinetz
Assistant Vice President
WSP USA Inc.
Lou Wolinetz is the lead for aviation in WSP’s Advisory Services management consulting group. Over a 20+ year career, the past 8 with WSP, he has advised governmental and private sector clients on infrastructure finance and strategy with a focus on innovative finance and P3. Lou has unique multi-modal expertise including airports, seaports, surface transportation, and utility projects. He is a regular speaker and writer on airport finance and performance improvement. Lou holds a Master’s Degree in City & Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill and B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.
Ms. Autumn Young Ward, ENV SP, C.M.
Autumn Ward has 17 years of experience in the aviation/aerospace industry. She is a Senior Airport Planner and Project Manager with a strong background in environmental planning – specializing in leading National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies, airport noise studies, and community engagement. Autumn has in-depth experience documenting environmental impacts and coordinating public outreach – most recently focusing on increasing engagement in the new virtual environment. Her project experience has included facilities ranging in size from small general aviation airports to major large-hub air carrier airports in the United States and abroad. Autumn is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Board Member and Executive Team of the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society, and Past President of the Tampa Bay chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). B.S. Aviation Business Administration (2001), M.S. Aeronautics (2003), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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