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2012-2013
Board of Directors
Executive Committee


David N. Edwards, Jr.

Chairman
President & CEO
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

Mark M. Reis
First Vice Chairman
Managing Director
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

James C. Cherry
Second Vice Chairman
President & CEO
Aéroports de Montréal

Maureen Riley
Secretary-Treasurer
Executive Director
Salt Lake City Department of Airports

Thella F. Bowens
Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Greg Principato
President
ACI-NA

Directors
Robert M. Ball

Executive Director
Lee County Port Authority
Fort Myers, Fla.

Lew Bleiweis
Airport Director
Asheville Regional Airport Authority
Asheville, N.C.

Kim Day
Manager of Aviation
Denver International Airport
Denver

Marilynne Day-Linton
Chair of the Board
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Toronto

Mario Christopher Diaz
Director of Aviation
Houston Airport System
Houston

Howard Eng
President & CEO
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Toronto

Deborah Ale Flint
Director of Aviation
Port of Oakland
Oakland

Kitty P. Freidheim
President
Freidheim Consulting
Chicago

John Gibson
President & CEO
Prince George Airport Authority
Prince George, B.C.

Herbert H. Hilliard
Commissioner
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Memphis, Tenn.

John L. Martin
Airport Director
San Francisco Airport Commission
San Francisco

Mario Rodriguez
Director
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach, Calif.

Tom Ruth
President & CEO
Halifax International Airport Authority
Halifax, N.S.

Susan M. Stevens
Director of Airports
Charleston County Aviation Authority
Charleston, S.C.

Marsha A. Stone
Senior Director of Finance
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Indianapolis

Paul J. Wiedefeld
Executive Director
Maryland Aviation Administration
Baltimore


2012 World Business
Partners/ Associates
Board of Directors
Executive Committee


Kitty P. Freidheim
Chair
President
Freidheim Consulting
Chicago

Loy Warren
Vice Chair
National Aviation Leader
Kimley-Horn & Associates
Irving, Texas

Steven T. Baldwin
Immediate Past Chair
President
Steven Baldwin Associates
Albany

Frank R. Miller
ACI-NA Board Liaison
Aviation Director
San Antonio Aviation Department
San Antonio

Directors
David Bannard
Partner
Foley & Lardner
Boston

Roddy L. Boggus
Senior Vice President
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Dallas

Paul Bowers
Publisher
Airport Improvement magazine
Brookfield, Wis.

Kevin Dolliole
Senior Vice President
Unison Consulting
Chicago

David Full
Director
Vice President
RS&H
San Francisco

Evan C. Futterman
President & CEO
Futterman Consulting
Springfield, Va.

Lynn Gordon
Vice President
Arconas
Mississauga, Ontario

Lynn Leibowitz
President
Leibowitz & Horton Airport Management Consultants
Greenwood Village, Colo.

Robert Stanton
Vice President
Delaware North Companies
Herdon, Va.

Keith Thompson
Principal
Gensler
Newport Beach, Calif.

 

 
     
     
 
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Top Stories
 11-28-12
 
     
     
   
 
Hot Topics
Environmental Benchmarking Survey is Due Nov. 30
Friday is the deadline for the 2012 Environmental Benchmarking Survey.
House Republicans Name New Chairmen
With Republican Conference rules limiting the terms of committee chairs/ranking members within the Republican Caucus to six years, both Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) will reach the end of their terms at the top of their respective committees. Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the recommendations of the Republican Steering Group to name Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to the top spot on Transportation and Infrastructure and Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) to lead the Homeland Security Committee. The Republican Caucus approved the recommendations today.
TRB Tackles Wayfinding, Planning in Free Webinar
The Transportation Research Board will host a free webinar on Dec. 6 to review three recent Airport Cooperative Research Program reports on wayfinding and airport roadways. While the 90-minute event is free, advance registration is required. The webinar will begin a 2 p.m. EST.
Events On Approach

International Aviation Issues: Luncheon Speaker Announced
Michael McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, Global Business Travel Association is the keynote luncheon speaker on the
agenda for the 2012 International Aviation Issues Seminar which will be held Dec. 6-7 in Washington D.C. The GBTA is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization with over 5,000 members. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from McCormick about the latest trends in business travel in North America and across the globe. On-site registration is available.

Contact the Mayflower Renaissance Washington Hotel directly at 202-347-3000 or toll free at 1-800-228-7697 to book your room.

Customer Service Seminar
The ACI-NA Customer Service Seminar on Jan. 22-24, just outside of Jacksonville, is not your average customer service conference. The agenda focuses on a number of airport customer service areas including volunteer programs, benchmarking and measuring customer service delivery, branding, community partnerships and much more. This seminar promises to offer airport customer service professionals the tips, tools and interactive opportunities they need to maximize their airports' effectiveness in delivering a first-class customer experience.

Dec. 31 is the last day to receive the early bird rate and special group rate of $185 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Hotel. Call the hotel directly at 904-277-1100 or toll-free at 1-800-241-3333.

Register for AirCargo 2013 Conference
The AirCargo 2013 Conference on March 10-12 in Las Vegas is the premier annual trade show and conference for the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association, the Airforwarders Association, the Express Delivery & Logistics Association, and ACI-NA, which co-host this conference as a service to the industry. The conference agenda includes a diverse educational program for attendees, outstanding business opportunities for exhibitors and excellent corporate exposure for sponsors. Each year, AirCargo brings together a virtual “who’s who” of the industry within the express delivery, air freight forwarding and expedited motor carrier industries.

Feb. 7 is the last day to receive the early bird rate and special group rate of $175 at The Red Rock Resort. Call the hotel directly at (702) 797-7777.

See upcoming ACI-NA Events

Committee Update
U.S. International Air Service Program

The ACI-NA U.S. International Air Service Program advances U.S. airport participants’ interests in international air service and defends airport proprietary rights in U.S. international agreements and relations.  The program is supported by a separate dues assessment from interested U.S. airports. Laura Jackson, Denver, is the Chair of the program and Vicki Jaramillo, Orlando, is the Vice Chair for 2012. 

 

The program will host the annual International Aviation Issues Seminar on Dec. 6 in Washington.  Some of the speakers on the agenda are Robert Letteney, DOT deputy assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs; Dr. Martin Regalia, chief economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Michael McCormick, chief executive, Global Business Travel Association; John Byerly, former deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation affairs; John Wagner, executive director, admissibility and passenger programs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Joel Chusid, managing director of North America, Hainan Airlines.  The seminar closes with ACI-NA’s holiday reception. The morning of Dec. 7, there will be business meetings for the members of the ACI-NA U.S. International Air Service Program and ACI-NA Facilitation Committee.

 

The program has continued to be active in U.S. aviation relations with the European Union and major partners around the world.  ACI-NA staff participated in the U.S/EU Joint Committee meeting in May which dealt with a variety of U.S./EU developments and issues.  ACI-NA joined with other trade associations in supporting legislation directing the Secretary of Transportation to prohibit U.S. operators from participating in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme if he finds that is in the public interest.  The bill was signed into law by the President on Tuesday.

 

On Sept. 19, ACI-NA issued a statement applauding the progress reported by the Departments of Homeland Security and State on the visa and entry issue. ACI-NA has long advocated for improvements to visa, entry and screening processes and cooperated with the departments to implement improvements. In early October, ACI-NA and some member airports participated in the State Department’s Strategic Dialogue on International Travel.

 

Contact ACI-NA’s Diane Peterson for more information.

Learn more about ACI-NA Committees and Programs

People on the Move

Monica Hargrove
ACI-NA’s General Counsel, Monica Hargrove, will serve as the 2013 chairperson of the Transportation & Transportation Security Law Section of the Federal Bar Association.

Vantage Airport Group
Stewart Steeves has been promoted to vice president, finance and chief financial officer for the Vantage Airport Group in Vancouver. He most recently served as president and CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company in the Bahamas, a Vantage holding. Vernice Walkine will be promoted to Steeves’ position as president and CEO in Nassau. A Bahamian, she is the first woman to hold the post. Walkine is currently vice president of marketing and commercial development in Nassau.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Elaine McConnell was recently appointed to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors by Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell. McConnell, a former member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, is the CEO of a four-school multi-disciplinary diagnostic facility. The authority has also re-elected its leadership team for 2013. Michael Curto, an attorney with Patton Boggs, was re-elected as its chairman. Former congressman Thomas Davis III, now director of federal government affairs for Deloitte, was re-elected as vice chairman and Quince T. Brinkley, Jr. as secretary.

From the Members ...

HMSHost Brings Luxury Shopping to Atlanta
HMSHost and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are welcoming holiday travelers to seven new shops, located on the international Concourse F. Travelers heading overseas will find a row of high-end shops, including Tommy Hilfiger and MAC.

7-Eleven and Petro-Canada Open on Winnipeg Campus
On Nov. 22, the Winnipeg Airports Authority celebrated the grand opening of 7-Eleven and Petro-Canada and officially welcomed the businesses to the airport campus.

HMSHost Honored with 2012 Airports Going Green Award
HMSHost received the 2012 Airports Going Green Award for the company’s start somewhere sustainability program. The award was presented during a luncheon at the 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference held in Chicago.

St. Louis Now Offering Free Vehicle Charging Stations
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has expanded its highly successful alternative fuels program with new public vehicle charging stations and the use of new electric vehicles for its parking operations.

New Information Kiosks in Columbus Connect Passengers
Port Columbus International Airport is deploying a fleet of new touch-screen information kiosks designed to enhance in-airport way finding and help connect passengers with destinations and experiences throughout Ohio.

HMSHost Unveils New restaurants at Salt Lake City International Airport
On Nov. 15 HMSHost and Salt Lake City International Airport celebrated the grand opening of 13 new restaurants highlighting local and national options. Seven of the 13 new restaurants are Salt Lake City-area eateries, bringing local businesses to the airport.

San Diego Launches First-Ever Nonstop to Tokyo
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and Japan Airlines will celebrate the inaugural Japan Airlines flight into San Diego from Tokyo on Dec. 2. The new route is the first nonstop link between San Diego and Asia.

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Blog: Transportation Brings Us Closer Together
ACI-NA President Greg Principato in a
blog posted today recounts recent events within his own family that bring home the message that transportation brings us closer together.

New Research Posted
Expediting Aircraft Recovery at Airports: This Airport Cooperative Research Program report suggests procedures to help airports expedite the recovery of disabled aircraft that are designed to avoid injury to personnel, damage to airport equipment, and secondary damage to the aircraft.

Guidebook for Developing General Aviation Airport Business Plans: This ACRP guidebook is designed to help general aviation airports develop and implement an airport business plan and maximize financial self-sufficiency. The guidebook identifies the role, value, and the compelling reasons for having an airport business plan as it applies to all sizes of airports; highlights the elements of an airport business plan; and addresses each step of the development and implementation process.

Winter Design Storm Factor Determination for Airports: This ACRP report identifies the relevant factors in defining a winter design storm for use in sizing airport deicing runoff management systems and components. The guidebook also provides a decision support tool for identifying an appropriate winter design storm for an airport-specific project; a review of regulations as they pertain to deicing runoff; and suggestions for target levels of service, including the acceptable level of risk of the designed system not meeting performance standards.
 

Info Desk
Hot Topics Full Text
Environmental Benchmarking Survey is Due Nov. 30

Friday is the deadline for the 2012 Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

 

The Environmental Benchmarking Survey is sent out every two years by the ACI-NA Environmental Affairs Committee. It is a tool to track progress towards the ACI-NA Environmental Goals, take a snapshot of industry's environmental initiatives, facilitate information exchange and inform the committee priorities.

 

Contact ACI-NA’s Katherine Preston for more information.

House Republicans Name New Chairmen

With Republican Conference rules limiting the terms of committee chairs/ranking members within the Republican Caucus to six years, both Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) will reach the end of their terms at the top of their respective committees. Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the recommendations of the Republican Steering Group to name Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to the top spot on Transportation and Infrastructure and Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) to lead the Homeland Security Committee. The Republican Caucus approved the recommendations today.

 

It has long been speculated that Shuster would be named to the top post of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He currently chairs the Subcommittee on Railroads and Pipelines and has been tasked by House Leadership to help with the negotiations on both the FAA reauthorization bill and the Highway bill.  

 

McCaul currently serves as Chair of the Oversight, Investigations and Management Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee. McCaul has significant experience in the Homeland Security arena having served as Chief of Counter-Terrorism in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas and as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section prior to his election to Congress eight years ago.

 

Both Shuster and McCaul will take over as chairmen at the start of the 113th Congress on Jan. 3.

 

Contact ACI-NA’s Annie Russo for more information.

TRB Tackles Wayfinding, Planning in Free Webinar

The Transportation Research Board will host a free webinar on Dec. 6 to review three recent Airport Cooperative Research Program reports on wayfinding and airport roadways. While the 90-minute event is free, advance registration is required. The webinar will begin a 2 p.m. EST.

 

Planners and designers for all sizes of airports may struggle with designing passenger terminals that provide good value and level-of-service efficiency that meet the criteria of many aspects of airport terminals. The presentations in this webinar will highlight ACRP reports that address these issues.

ACRP Report 25: Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design: Bruce Anderson, Landrum & Brown, will explore best practices that were identified in the passenger terminal planning process. He will outline important criteria and requirements needed to address emerging trends and create solutions for airport passenger terminals.  

ACRP Report 52: Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside. Jim Harding, Gresham, Smith and Partners, will present findings on how airport operators can review, update, enhance, or develop their airport wayfinding and signing plans. At ACI-NA’s upcoming Customer Service Seminar on Jan. 22-24 there will also be a session on improve airport wayfinding.


ACRP Report 40: Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations: Peter Mandle,  LeighFishe, will discuss how airport operators and others can analyze their airport terminal area roadway and curbside operations. He will outline guidelines for estimating airport roadway requirements and capacities, recommended performance measures, valid and useful analytical methods, and potential measures to improve terminal area and curbside roadway operations.

The FAA’s Danielle Rinsler will moderate the webinar.

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