City of Phoenix Aviation Department
2515 E. Buckeye Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Read more about Jennifer Maples.
Since 1996, Jennifer has worked in a myriad of capacities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport including Airport Administration, Business & Properties, and Facilities & Services. She is currently the Facilities & Services Planning Superintendent overseeing several operational readiness, capital planning, and asset management functions. Jennifer is also engaged in the $2B capital program currently underway at PHX, including Terminal 3 Modernization, Sky Train Phase 2, Terminal 4 S1 Concourse, and several other projects. She has 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.
Jennifer is active in the airport industry, currently serving as President for the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) and on the AAAE Policy Review Committee. She is also 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 was honored as the WTS Member of the year in 2011, was recognized as a Certified Airport Executive by SWAAAE in 2012, received the SWAAAE President’s Award in 2013, attended the prestigious WTS Leadership Academy at Rutgers in 2014, and was honored with the 2016 Aviation Excellence Award by SWAAAE.
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
1701 Airport Blvd., Suite B-1130
San Jose, CA 95110
Read more about Judy Ross.
Judy M. Ross, AAE, CAE, is the Assistant Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) since April 2018. She served as Interim Assistant Director of Aviation since 2017 and Deputy Director of Aviation – Planning and Development at Silicon Valley’s airport since 2015. This experience has included managing the administrative functions of the Airport Director’s Office as well as the five Airport divisions: operations, facilities and engineering, finance, planning and development, and business development.
Judy’s vast knowledge of the aviation industry and steady management approach was developed through her three years at SJC as well as at other U.S. airports. She served as Deputy Aviation Director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for seven years; Director of Airport Planning and Development at Little Rock National Airport for two years; and while at San Diego International Airport for 10 years, she was Manager of Program Controls, as well as holding other positions.
Judy earned a Master’s degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. She is also an Accredited Airport Executive through the American Association of Airport Executives. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE, where she is also a Certified Airport Executive.