AAAE Nominating Committee Representative
Carl Newman, a.a.e., C.A.E.
Glendale Municipal Airport
6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., Suite 201
Glendale, AZ 85307
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Mr. Newman has almost 40 years of aviation experience. He is currently Airport Administrator (Manager) for the Glendale Municipal Airport. He supervises, manages, plans, organizes, and directs the operations, development and administrative activities at the Airport.
Prior to this he served as the CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) in Jackson Mississippi. In that role he was responsible for developing the strategic vision of the airport system, leading the staff in the day-to-day operation of two airports, representing the authority with business and community leaders and the aviation industry. He was also responsible for the capital development program and for growing both aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues while overseeing all aspects of revenue generation including the JMAA’s business development, air service development, marketing, real estate development, and properties departments.
Prior to that, Mr. Newman served as General Manager for the Houston Airport System’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). His duties and responsibilities include the daily operations of Houston’s largest airport and the development and implementation of policies and procedures. In addition, Mr. Newman also coordinated the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the budget and expenditures for IAH, among other duties.
Mr. Newman served as Assistant Aviation Director (COO) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and held various other leadership positions including Deputy Aviation Director, Facilities Superintendent, and Airside Operations Manager.
Mr. Newman is a former board member for American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and served on the Executive Committee of the organization. He is a past Chairman of the organization. He is also a Past Chair of the Operations, Planning and Safety Subcommittee for AAAE and served as the Second Vice President of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE. He also served on the board for the Central Arizona Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. While in Jackson Mississippi, Mr. Newman served on several boards including the East Metro Corridor Commission, the West Rankin Utility Authority, the Jackson Partnership, the Mississippi Airports Association and Greater Jackson Chamber.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Director of Operations
KCA Association Management
107 S. Southgate Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., C.A.E., ACE
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
2515 E. Buckeye Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Jennifer Maples is an aviation professional with 30 years of industry experience and has spent the last 24+ years at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. She is currently the Facilities & Services Planning Superintendent overseeing operational readiness, asset management, maintenance, and COVID-19 planning & recovery functions. Jennifer holds a degree in Aviation Business Administration with a Certificate of Emphasis in Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2007 she became an Accredited Airport Executive and served five years on the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Board of Examiners. She is active in the airport industry, currently serving as the Immediate Past President for the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE). Jennifer has been active in AAAE since 1998, is a past president of the Arizona Airports Association, and a former board member for the Phoenix chapter of Women in Transportation (WTS). In addition to frequent speaker & moderator roles at industry conferences, she has been a guest lecturer at the Naval Post Graduate School, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and Kansas State University. Jennifer has been recognized by SWAAAE as a Certified Airport Executive and was honored with the 2013 President’s Award as well as the 2016 Aviation Excellence Award. She was also recognized as the WTS Member of the year in 2011 and attended the prestigious WTS Leadership Academy at Rutgers in 2014.