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SWAAAE 2022 Hybrid Summer Conference  

Speaker Bios

Keynote Speaker

Trust Expert, Author, Podcast Host
t, sudyco™ LLC

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Sue Dyer, MBA, MIPI is one of the world’s leading experts on trust. She is the author of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon best selling book, The Trusted Leader: Use the Partnering Approach to Become the Leader people Want to Follow. She has helped more than 48,000 executive leaders improve their results by building high-trust business cultures. Sue coaches leaders to understand their current level of trust, how to train their brain to create a high trust mindset and create a trust strategy for their business. Sue worked on over 4,000 construction projects worth over $180 billion to perfect her Partnering Approach model. There have been five university level studies on the efficacy of her model. Sue and her team have won 73 awards for their work. Sue is the president of sudyco™ LLC, and host of the Lead with Trust podcast. Sue’s mission is to have one million leaders devoted to building their business on a foundation of TRUST.


William Borgsmiller


Read more about Bill Borgsmiller.

Mr. Borgsmiller founded ACI Jet in 1998 and is the President and CEO. Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, ACI Jet is a global aviation company providing world-class corporate aircraft management, charter, maintenance, and ground support services. Bill works with the leaders of each of ACI’s Business Units (Flight Operations, Maintenance, and FBOs). His focus is to ensure that he and his team are providing integrity, professionalism, and top-notch customer service and overall excellence in all phases of operations. Bill is preparing ACI Jet for emerging technologies such as electric conventional/vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eCTOL and eVTOL).


Omar Daaboul, A.A.E.

Assistant Airport Manager
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport

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Omar Daaboul, A.A.E. is the Assistant Airport Manager at the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, and has been in that position for over 4 years. He has been involved in many facets of Airport management, and is primarily responsible for Airport Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Badging & Security.

He previously worked at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport as an Airport Operations Officer for over 3 years where he gained working experience in the operational environment of an International Airport.

Omar also served in the US Air Force as a Special Purpose diesel mechanic where he was awarded an Achievement Medal. He additionally worked abroad mostly in Air Freight before getting into the Airport Industry. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Aviation with a concentration in Airport Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, holds a Private Pilot License and is an Accredited Airport Executive with AAAE.

Omar enjoys traveling, mainly to France and Lebanon where he holds his family roots.


Alexandra Davis, LEED GA, ENV SP

Senior Sustainability Consultant
C&S Companies

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Alexandra Davis has national experience tailoring sustainability efforts to design and construction projects of every size and scale. She specializes in developing mission-aligned targets for holistic sustainability integration with expertise in embodied carbon analysis, low carbon materials, and community and stakeholder engagement. Alexandra’s experience includes climate vulnerability and resilience planning, carbon benchmarking, and material efficiency assessments, along with LEED and Envision certification administration for numerous aviation, education, and commercial projects. She is focused on supporting airports in the development of strategies that will contribute to reducing energy and emissions throughout planning, design, and construction, while balancing environmental, economic, and social equity goals in a cost-effective way. Her work includes the collaborative development of the first-ever FAA approved low carbon concrete specification for Portland Cement Concrete, which incorporates carbon sequestration technology in the mix design and sets a global warming potential (GWP) target to reduce the project’s overall carbon impact.


LaMonte Forgays

Operations Manager
Q&D Construction

Read more about LaMonte Forgays.

Over his 14-year career with Q&D Construction, LaMonte has led over 100 aviation-related projects across the United States. These projects range from the installation of Southwest Airlines self-tagging kiosks at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to leading the construction of a $32,000,000 new terminal for San Luis Obispo County Airport (SBP). LaMonte is now the operations manager of the aviation group overseeing over 500 million dollars.

LaMonte joined Q&D as a carpenter and became part of the Aviation Group: a team of professional field and project managers galvanized around the unique challenges aviation clients face. He demonstrated the drive, accuracy, and leadership required to become a Superintendent. He worked hard to streamline the client and stakeholder communication processes on his sites and soon he was successfully managing larger projects. He was promoted to Project Manager in time to captain the award-winning SBP Terminal project.

Today, LaMonte continues to translate his hands-on experience into improving the client experience and streamlining his team’s operational policies and procedures to ensure performance and quality on aviation projects. He has built strong relationships with airport, airline, and local subcontractor personnel and developed a network of clients who appreciate his thoughtful and measured approach in an industry that is constantly in motion.

LaMonte sees aviation as a unique niche, and a place to develop a specialized expertise within the construction industry. He is leading the training program for Q&D’s aviation team members; compiling knowledge of airport-specific techniques, procedures, policies, and creating content for training videos and support materials. He is also a member of the ACC’s Young Professionals Forum and is active in ACC and AAAE committees.

LaMonte, his wife Kindal and three-year-old son live in Sparks, Nevada. LaMonte enjoys camping with his family, off-roading, carpentry, and outdoor sports.


Mark Gale, A.A.E.

First Vice Chair

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Mark Gale assumed the position of CEO/Director of Aviation for the Broward County Aviation Department in March 2016. Prior to his arrival in Broward County, Mark served as the CEO of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) from 2009 to 2016, and as the Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations and Facilities from 2000 to 2009. Mark held several other positions with PHL dating back to 1985, and he retired from the City of Philadelphia in January 2016. In his current role, Mark is responsible for the overall executive management and operation of Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) and North Perry (HWO) Airports, including master plan and strategic vision development, implementation of capital improvement programs, financial metrics and performance, internal and external business relationships, operational efficiency and guest experience initiatives. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mark is an accredited member in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and currently serves as First Vice Chair on the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors. He also serves on the U.S. Policy Council in the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). Additionally, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for both the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Mark has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions including: Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Sec. Ray LaHood “Man of the Year Award”, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) “Executive of the Year”, the American Society of Civil Engineers “Government Service Award”, Smart CEO “Circle of Excellence Award” in Hospitality, and the South Florida Business & Wealth “Apogee Award”. Most recently, Airport Experience News (AXN) named Mark as their 2021 Director of the Year, Large Airports Division.


Nicholas Haan, C.M., MBA

Principal Air Service Development
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

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Nicholas leads the Air Service Development practice at CMT. He brings extensive experience in air service development, having launched hundreds of new routes and flights during his 16 years with the airlines. He leverages this experience to bring wins to CMT Air Service Development clients.

Before CMT, Nicholas was Director of Network Planning at Alaska Airlines, where he led the Network Planning team in developing network strategies and implementing capacity changes through published schedules. Nicholas led the integration of the Alaska and Virgin America networks, culminating with launching 44 new nonstop markets in 2017.

Before Alaska, Nicholas spent eight years in Network Planning at Southwest Airlines. There, he was an innovator in developing the network – leading Southwest into big cities like Boston and Minneapolis/St. Paul, while also developing partnerships with smaller communities for service such as Charleston and Panama City.

Prior to Southwest, Nicholas spent two years at JetBlue, working in Revenue Management and Network Planning. Nicholas started his career with two years at ATA Airlines in Revenue Management. Nicholas has a BS in Aviation Administration from Purdue University, as well as an MBA in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Damien J. Hansen, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Programs for the School of Extended and International Education
Sonoma State University

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A Marin County native with more than 15 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Damien Hansen is currently the Director of Academic Programs for the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University. He earned his Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in homeland security from Northcentral University. His cumulative 3.96 GPA earned him honors at graduation, including inductions into the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business. During his doctoral pursuits, Damien was awarded the Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to members of the armed forces who have demonstrated superior intellectual ability, motivation, and desire for higher educational attainments, along with a sincere interest in the welfare of the United States of America. His published doctoral dissertation addresses the impact of current economic and demographic trends on the sustainability of existing business models in higher education.

Motivated by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Damien served his country by seeking a commission as an officer in the United States Navy in 2004. Over the course of his career as an Intelligence Analyst and Airwing Trainer, he served stints with the Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and the U.S. Harbor Defense Task Group Korea in support of joint exercises as a Navy liaison and intelligence analyst in Busan, Korea. In 2009, Damien was hand-selected by the Commanding Officer for a coveted position as an Air Wing Instructor at the Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), where he was tasked with training and assessing air intelligence officers in graduate-level topics such as briefing skills, threat assessment, combined strike warfare intelligence analysis, and battle management. At NSAWC, Damien served four consecutive tours as a Department Head—three in Administration and one in Operations. He also volunteered as Officer In Charge for the U.S. Navy's Funeral Honor Detail Team, rendering honors for more than 330 fallen veterans across nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Secretary of the Navy awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Lieutenant Hansen in 2013 for his sustained superior leadership, noteworthy accomplishments, and devotion to duty. After more than a decade of service, Damien earned an Honorable Discharge in 2015 and returned to higher education. He served as an office manager at the University of San Francisco for nearly four years before accepting his current position at Sonoma State University. In addition to his administrative work at Sonoma State, Dr. Hansen joined the faculty ranks in the Work Experience program at Santa Rosa Junior College in 2020.

Dr. Hansen is also a seasoned real estate investor with rental properties in several states. After the North Bay fires of 2017 devoured more than 5,100 homes, Damien felt compelled to do his part to mitigate the burgeoning housing crisis in Sonoma County. The fires were barely extinguished when he began contacting local contractors and city officials in Petaluma to propose his concept for a new rental property to provide long-term housing for construction workers tasked with rebuilding the burned regions of Sonoma County. The construction project was completed in October 2019.

Over the years, Dr. Damien Hansen has been recognized many times for his commitment to serving his local community. Damien was honored as a Marin County Volunteer of the Year after volunteering countless hours in his local community. Damien was later recognized with Dominican University of California’s Katy McGovern Award for Community Service for greatly enhancing the local community through his volunteer service and philanthropic spirit.

Most recently, Dr. Hansen was honored for his efforts during and after the North Bay fires of October 2017. Damien was awarded the William J. Dunne Award, the highest individual honor bestowed on a member of the University of San Francisco community for extraordinary service to the university and the community at large.

Dr. Hansen has volunteered with several other civic and nonprofit groups over the years, including the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the PTA at McKinley School in Petaluma. He is also a graduate of Leadership Petaluma (class 23, 2018), a 10-month program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce with a focus on leadership, civic engagement, and community service.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Hansen pursues a diverse range of hobbies that includes hanging out with his family at their Petaluma home; attending live concerts, local theater and Broadway productions; and engaging in outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and gardening. Damien is also a published author and an avid reader who enjoys reading about a variety of subjects such as politics, economics, business, history, and investing. He regularly attends political and cultural events and has had the opportunity in his travels to meet many world leaders, including foreign dignitaries, several U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, and top cabinet members.

Patrick Hansen

Environmental Program Manager
Mineta San José International Airport

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Patrick Hansen is the Environmental Program Manager for Mineta San José International Airport. In his current role at the Airport, Patrick manages all environmental compliance programs, including hazardous materials and waste, stormwater, air quality, underground storage tanks, above ground storage tanks, recycling & garbage contracts, as well as the soil and groundwater investigations for future development projects. In addition to traditional environmental compliance programs, Patrick manages the Airport’s sustainability programs and initiatives, including the recent development and implementation of SJC’s Sustainability Management Plan.

Patrick has fifteen years of professional experience in the environmental compliance and sustainability field and has worked at SJC for the past five years. Patrick has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Impact Assessment. In his free time, Patrick enjoys hiking in Central California’s County, State, and National Parks.

Todd Hauptli, A.A.E., AICP

President and CEO

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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.

Michael d. Hill, DBIA, CPC, LEED AP

Sr. Project Manager
Sundt Construction, Inc.

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Michael has been in the commercial construction industry for over 35 years and built a career with Sundt Construction for over 20 years “KAPBCS”. Sundt Construction is recognized as the Top Ranked Contractor by ENR across the Southwest. Sundt’s Mission is to be the most skilled builder in America. Most of that time supporting the aviation industry. With his time at Sundt he has had the opportunity to work on numerous aviation projects ranging in size from a few million dollars to San Diego Airport Landside project. Sundt Construction itself has an extensive aviation history including the launch pad for the Apollo missions.

He earned his degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University and worked his way thru high school and college as a certified welder, heavy equipment operator and carpenter. He has been exposed to all facets of the industry and understands how it relates to the aviation industry.

Michael Hill has been a member of Southwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) for approximately 17 years and a member of Arizona Airports Association (AzAA) for approximately 18 years. He served two terms as the Corporate Director on the AzAA board and is now serving as the Corporate Director on the SWAAAE Board.

During Michael’s tenure as Director, he has served on the Conference Committee, the Conference Program Committee, Chair of the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Committee, Vice-Chair of the Education and Engagement Committee, the Nomination Committee and supports the Legislative Committee.

He lives in Phoenix Arizona enjoys spending time with his family, boating, camping, and supporting his grandsons football aspirations.


Jenise Holland

Sr. Manager Network Planning Communications
Southwest Airlines

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Jenise Holland is the Sr. Manager Network Planning Communications at Southwest Airlines. The route network and flight schedules are at the core of every airline. Ensuring all stakeholders understand Network Planning’s decisions is critical to alignment and effective execution. Jenise leads these communication efforts to ensure Network Planning leadership is conveying strategies and decisions to Southwest Senior Executives and sharing visions and capabilities with airport partners. In addition, the Network Planning Communications team helps provide the 55,000 (and growing) Southwest Employees with the “whys” behind schedule changes and how these changes will impact each Employee's efforts to provide hospitality and safe air travel to Southwest’s 130 million annual Customers.

Jenise began her career as an Auditor in public accounting and higher education. In 2007, she joined the Southwest Airlines family, spending the first four years with the Internal Audit Department. In the last eleven years in Network Planning, Jenise has worked with the Mid-Term and Capacity Planning teams, a highlight of which was planning the post-Wright Amendment capacity for Dallas Love Field. She has also helped Network Planning evolve in the dynamic aviation industry, launching new teams in the post publication planning and communication areas. Jenise resides in the Texas Panhandle with her husband Ben and their one year old daughter. Most weekdays her commute is on a LUV jet to Southwest’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, during which she enjoys seeing Southwest’s operation in action and interacting with Customers. Jenise and her family spend time together travelling, hiking in National Parks, and exploring new cultures.


Robin K. Hunt

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation Team Manager
FAA Office of Airports

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Robin is currently the Manager of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation Team, for the FAA Office of Airports. She is responsible for implementing the $15 billion Airport Infrastructure and the $5 billion Airport Terminal Programs.

From 2014-2021, Ms. Hunt served as the Deputy Director for the Western Pacific Region Airports Division. She was responsible for the planning, direction, implementation and evaluation of Airports programs in the Western Pacific Region (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific).

Robin joined the FAA in May 2008 as the Manager of the San Francisco Airports District Office. As the Manager of the FAA San Francisco Airports District Office, Robin was responsible for implementing Airport Improvement Program and Passenger Facility Charge Programs at airports in Northern California and Nevada.

Prior to joining the Federal Aviation Administration, Robin spent over 19 years with the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG). At the DOT-OIG, Robin served in various Senior Executive Service (SES) and regional management positions, including Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Aviation and Special Program Audits.

Robin received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kansas and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Michael Hunter

Vice President, Southwest
JE Dunn

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Michael has 39 years of experience managing civil and commercial construction. He is Vice President in the Southwest office at JE Dunn Construction, a national general contractor with 25 offices nationwide. Michael is licensed in general engineering and commercial construction and has been involved with airport construction for more than 30 years. He has an extraordinary depth of construction experience ranging from airports to high rise buildings to infrastructure to heavy civil construction. Michael has extensive experience in construction operations, contracts, procurement and business administration.

Jeffrey T. Leonard, P.E.

Business Unit Leader/Senior Project Manager
Mead & Hunt

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Jeff Leonard joined Mead & Hunt in 2000 while completing his engineering studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Emphasis in Construction Management. Since making the move to Santa Rosa in 2004, Jeff has concentrated his energies on California’s airports, designing some of the firm’s most complex projects.

Jeff is a registered professional engineer in the states of California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. He has substantial experience in program and project management, and specializes in pavement design, EMAS installations, lighting systems, hangar and building layout, and cost estimating. Jeff directs many of Mead & Hunt’s most complex airport improvement projects, frequently including multi-year timelines involving multiple contracts and numerous contractors. Jeff’s principle for a successful project is establishing strong team communication from the start and using proactive resolutions to issues, before they become problems.

The last decade has been especially busy for Jeff. In 2013, he became Mead & Hunt’s Associate Practice Leader for Aviation Services. In 2014, Jeff was honored as one of the “Top 40 under 40” aviation professionals from Airport Business Magazine. This annual award celebrates outstanding up and coming individuals in the aviation industry. After serving as a Corporate Director for SWAAAE, Jeff received the President’s Award in 2019. That same year, Jeff was selected as Mead & Hunt’s Business Unit Leader for Southwest Aviation Services. He leads a group of more than 60 aviation professionals covering the states of California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, as well as the Pacific Islands.

Jeff lives in Windsor, CA with his wife, Melissa and their four children. In his spare time he can be found enjoying the outdoors and traveling with his family.


Andy Lin

Founder and CEO
Yo-Kai Express

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Andy is a passionate entrepreneur, fast learner and energetic athlete. He graduated from National Taiwan University for the Bachelor degree. He was especially interested about the food manufacturing, ingredient structure changing during thermal cycling. After he graduated from Bio-industrial mechtronics engineering department, he started EECS master in UC Irvine. Andy changed the path to learn more automation, semiconductor processing and system integration.

Andy joined the largest semiconductor Assembly and test company ASE since 2006 and served as a Field application engineer.

During 3.5 years training, studying and exploring, Andy quickly adopt the knowledge about the processing, material characteristic and design of engineering study. He transferred to sales department in order to know more about operation, business planning, negotiation and outsourcing.

Andy started the first startup, Sholics, developing the last mile grocery delivery system for community members. This was also helping him to build up the structure of Yo-Kai logistic infrastructure later.

Andy decided to start Yo-Kai Express because the lack of the food option at The off hours in US, the solution of the automated system are popular and well accepted by US consumers.

Andy love to help startup founders to share the past experience and give them suggestion to avoid failures.

Michael Luetgens

Operations Manager
Palo Alto Airport

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Michael Luetgens is the Operations Manager of the Palo Alto Airport, one of the busiest GA Airports in the State of California and he has seven years of aviation experience. In addition to managing Airport Operations, Michael also oversees the facilities maintenance, leasing management, environmental programs such as stormwater and hazardous materials, and oversees the capital improvement program for the Airport. Michael has managed several CIP projects including an Apron Reconstruction Project as well as the current Airport Master Plan project.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis. He previously worked in the California wine industry. When not working, Michael enjoys traveling with his wife and three kids.


Brian Martinezmoles, P.E.

Wood Rodgers, Inc.

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Mr. Martinezmoles has worked in the field of engineering for over 16 years specializing in design and management of airside and landside aviation projects. His experience includes completion of runway, taxiway, and apron projects for general aviation and international airports, in addition to various airside/landside projects ranging from passenger boarding bridge and gate reconfigurations, to terminal utility project, and rental car facility upgrades. Mr. Martinezmoles is skilled in specification development, construction phasing and sequencing, and agency coordination. Mr. Martinezmoles has worked in the areas of highway construction inspection and surveying which only furthers his understanding of civil engineering practices.


Mark McClardy

FAA Office of Airports, Western Pacific Region

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Mark leads the FAA’s Office of Airports, Western Pacific Region (AWP). Mark’s team provides support the planning and safe development of the 640 airports that are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport System (NPIAS). These airports are located in:

• Four states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada),

• Three United States Territories (America Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands), and

• Three foreign countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau).

Mark joined the FAA in 1991 after spending almost five years in the private sector as a Structural Engineer for a prominent Architecture and Engineering firm located in Detroit, Michigan. Mark began his FAA career in the Great Lakes Regions’ Chicago Airports District Office (ADO). Mark later worked as the Great Lakes Region’s Manager of its Planning and Programming Branch where he provided support and oversite over the region’s environmental, planning, and financial programs. In August 2003, Mark was promoted to his current position as Director for the Western Pacific Region. He has found this to be his most professionally fulfilling job in the FAA.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading, sports and traveling.


JEnnifer mills pysher

Chief Commercial & Technology Officer / Assistant Aviation Director
San Antonio International Airport

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Jennifer Mills Pysher joined the San Antonio Airport System’s team as the Chief Commercial & Technology Officer and Assistant Aviation Director in November of 2020, for both San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Stinson Municipal Airport (SSF). In this capacity she leads airport revenue and development efforts through Business Development, Airlines, Cargo, Corporate / General Aviation, Properties, Concessions, Rental Cars, Ground Transportation & Parking Revenues, and Corporate Real Estate. Through her leadership in Aviation Technology, Jennifer is building a new technology team that is digitally transforming the Aviation Department and shifting a data driven culture forward. Additionally, she leads the Airport Business Opportunity Development Department team which is hyper focused on growing successful small and minority/women owned business through Aviation contracting opportunities.

She brings over 29 years of aviation industry experience. Prior to joining the San Antonio Airport System, Jennifer served the Uber Technologies Airport Business Development Team where she managed airport partner relations, served as key negotiator for business deals and airport operating agreements, developed airport rate methodologies, and worked cross functionally to developed business strategies to optimize airport operations and elevate the shared passenger experience.

Jennifer is also an alumnus of the American Airlines Corporate Real Estate and Airport Affairs team. In her role at American, she managed a portfolio of over 24 airports, including the San Antonio International Airport. She collaborated and led planning and design for large scale terminal and airfield capital projects, negotiated fair and effective airline lease and use agreements, developed and managed multiple aircraft MRO facilities, including the world’s largest MRO in Tulsa. There she partnered and led a $550M capital planning and investment effort to secure the future of American’s TUL Base. However, most importantly, she has built enduring relationships with airport and airline leaders thorough her career.

Additionally, she has developed and managed industry leading Part 150 land acquisition programs for large and medium hub airports throughout the US and was architect to multiple FAA pilot projects which measurably improved programmatic costs, environmental impacts, and the sustainability of both families and businesses impacted by airport land acquisition and relocation programs.

Jennifer majored in Aerospace Administration at Middle Tennessee State University where she received a full scholarship for athletic training.


JEffrey V. Moak

Group President PM/CM services
Red Brick Consulting

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Jeff Moak is Group President PM/CM services for Red Brick Consulting and has more than 33 years of program/project management experience in the aviation industry. Jeff has extensive experience managing large airport programs and projects at major airports including PHX, ATL, SFO, SAN, ONT and LAX. His experience includes all types of airside, terminals, landside and ancillary projects, and he is an expert in alternate delivery methods including Design Build, CMAR and PPP. For the past 9 years, Jeff has been the JV Managing Principal and Program Manager for City of Phoenix Program Management Support Services for the City of Phoenix.

Rob Reaugh

OrgMetrics LLC

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Rob Reaugh is the President of OrgMetrics LLC. He serves as the partnering facilitator for the City and County of San Francisco Collaborative Partnering Steering Committee and currently works with San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport, BART, Caltrans, and with many other clients. He loves working with projects and teams to deliver complex projects. He holds a Master’s Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution and from 2011 – 2015 was the first full-time Executive Director for the International Partnering Institute.

William Reinhardt

Manager, Airport Planning Branch
FAA Office of Airports, Planning and Environmental Division

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William Reinhardt is the Manager of the Airport Planning Branch in the Office of Airports, Planning and Environmental Division at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters in Washington, DC. Work at Headquarters focuses on providing comprehensive guidance on airport planning, managing the United States' National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and broadly supports aviation infrastructure development, planning, environmental reviews, and policy development.

Mr. Reinhardt has over twenty years of diverse aviation experience which blends working in the both the federal and private sectors as a project management/planning practitioner and public administrator centered on supporting the development and maintenance of aviation and transportation infrastructure.

Barry Rondinella, A.A.E., C.a.e.

Senior Consultant
ADK Consulting & Executive Search

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Barry Rondinella currently serves as Senior Consultant at ADK Consulting & Executive Search. He retired as airport director, John Wayne Airport Orange County in November 2021. There he oversaw all aspects of the airport including business development, facilities development, finance administration, maintenance, operations and public affairs, managing a $242 million annual budget and more than 400 combined employees.

In response to significant impacts caused by COVID-19, Rondinella successfully oversaw numerous airport-wide operational changes including implementing several health and safety protocols, tenant rent relief and reduced hours of operation, remote staffing plans, facilities closures, Emergency Operations Center activation and coordination, and significant capital and operating budget cuts.

While at JWA, the Airport was ranked #2 for customer satisfaction among large airports in North America by J.D. Power in 2020 and #1 in 2017 and 2018. The Airport was also named Best in the U.S. by Frommers and 2018 Best Airport in the U.S. by Money magazine.

His career spans more than three decades with thirty-two years of public sector experience in the airport and transportation industry, including LA County, the City of Lompoc, the Santa Maria Public Airport District, San Joaquin County, Sacramento County, and the City of Los Angeles as Director of Operations for LAX.

Rondinella serves on the Cal State LA Foundation Board of Trustees and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. Previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Airport Executives and on the Policy Council for Airports Council International North America, and is past president of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives.

He has hundreds of hours in high performance multi-engine and supersonic jets,

Carmen Rose, P.E.

Project Manager

Read more about Carmen Rose.

Carmen is a Project Manager with Dibble. She specializes in partnering with airport sponsors as they plan for, design, and construct new infrastructure projects at their airports. With over 13 years of experience, she has been involved in the aviation industry since 2006 where she started as an engineering intern developing construction plans for pavement maintenance and new airfield pavement projects. She has a BSE in civil engineering and an MSE in Transportation Engineering from ASU. Carmen also teaches an Airport Design Class at ASU for senior level and graduate students.

Judy M. Ross, A.a.e., c.a.e.

Assistant Director
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

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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.

jorge Rubio, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Airports Deputy Director
City of San Diego Airports

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Jorge Rubio, A.A.E., C.A.E. is the Airports Deputy Director for the City of San Diego Division of Airports where he is responsible the overall operations, maintenance, and development of the Montgomery Gibbs Executive and Brown Field Municipal Airports. Jorge has also held several positions at County of Ventura Department of Airports and with AvPorts at the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. Jorge has a BS degree in Aviation Administration from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. In 2013 he was honored with the “40 under 40” Award by Airport Business Magazine, in 2015 with the Aviation Excellence Award by SWAAAE, and in 2019 received the President’s award from SWAAAE. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Cindy sauers, p.e.

Electric Utility Director
City of Ukiah

Read more about Cindy Sauers.

Cindy is the Electric Utility Director for the City of Ukiah Municipal Utility. She has experience in power distribution for mining and industrial operations as well as in the residential and commercial space. Cindy is working with the Ukiah Municipal Airport Manager on upgrading the city’s electric utility infrastructure to support installation of one aircraft charging station and one eV charger.

Lori Schandel

Airport Property Specialist
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport

Read more about Lori Schandel.

Lori Schandel is the Airport Property Specialist at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California. Lori started her career in Denver, Colorado where she held a supervising real estate broker license while managing commercial office buildings and apartment complexes. After moving to the state of Washington, Lori worked as a right-of-way agent for the highways, ferries and rail divisions of Washington State Department of Transportation. She currently is working for the Sonoma County Airport on real estate matters from general aviation to non-aeronautical development. She also is the liaison for concessions and operating agreements for in- and off-terminal locations. Her government real estate experience includes the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense. When not chasing tenants or writing agreements, Lori enjoys being with her family (especially her grandchildren) and exploring the local wineries in a quest to find the perfect wine. Lori can be contacted at lori.schandel@sonoma-county.com.

Zachary Shuman, A.A.E., C.m.

Aviation Program Director/AAM and UAS Subject Matter Expert

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Mr. Shuman currently works as a program director and advanced air mobility (AAM) subject matter expert (SME) for Woolpert. As a leader in uncrewed aircraft and advanced air mobility regulatory challenges, Zach consults federal, state, and local entities on the implementation and infrastructure challenges of these emerging technologies/markets. He is currently leading FAA and other federal research projects to develop new standards for the use of UAS in controlled airspace, vertiport design and airspace management.

tim Sieber

aha! Business Unit Head, Managing Director of Development

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Tim Sieber is Head of ExpressJet’s aha! Business Unit and Managing Director of Development. He has 25 years of experience with start-up and regional airlines, and spent a decade in the consulting sector primarily in air service development and forecasting. Tim is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Gower Smith

Swyft Inc.

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Gower Smith is a creator of Automated Retail. Past ventures include Computerland, Archives Computers & Boomerang Imaging Supplies. Gower was also the sole Founder, CEO and Co-Chairman of ZoomSystems. He is the founder of 5 high growth technology companies, each of which has attained a leadership market-share position in its sector. Gower is a small investor in a number of tech start-ups. He specializes in understanding a market need and seeing ahead how technology can be applied to develop a compelling business model and go to market strategy, and executing that vision.

David S. Sperling

Principal Consultant
C&S Companies

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David Sperling has more than 20 years in the aviation industry, holding various positions with large national and multi-national engineering firms. He has provided professional airport and aviation consulting services to clients of varied size from small general aviation to large hub airports for projects projects related to airside, landside and terminal development; capacity enhancement and delay reduction; and safety. Additionally, David is serving his third term as Chair of the City of Chandler (Arizona) Airport Commission, and is a faculty associate at Arizona State University responsible for developing and delivering the graduate and undergraduate Airport Management and Planning curriculum. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and brings perspective gained from the broad range of experience from these endeavors to all of his projects. David has been an active member of SWAAAE since 2000 and regularly serves as the budget lead for the Chapter’s conference committees, as well as volunteering on other committees.


Jon Stout, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Airport Manager
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport

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Jon Stout has over 28 years’ experience in airport management with strong credentials in the areas of airport development, properties, air service development, governmental affairs, operations and marketing.

Mr. Stout is responsible for the daily management and long-term development of Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) - a rapidly growing, non-hub commercial air service facility supporting four airlines, an industrial park, 385 based aircraft, 26 commercial tenants and 4 rental car agencies. He oversees a staff of 23 employees.

Mr. Stout has initiated and managed many projects since taking over the reins at STS in 2002. The resumption of air service in 2007 marked a new age of development which resulted in the $55 million RSA Improvement Project completed five years ago. Construction included runway extensions at both ends of two runways enabling larger, regional jet service with additional destinations.

In the fall of 2020, the modernization and improvement project for the Airport’s terminal building commenced. This $35 million project includes the expansion of the gate 2 Sprung structure and relocation of TSA, renovation and improvements to the original 8,000 square feet of terminal and the construction of an additional 33,000 square feet which includes a new gate, rental car counter area, new bag claim, new concession space and an outdoor patio area. This project will open up the ability to add more carriers once it is completed at the end of 2022.

Mr. Stout grew up in Sonoma County, but left to attend the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, graduating with a Bachelors in Airport Administration in 1990. He then went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration at Northwest Missouri State University in 1992. While in school he interned at two airports, South Lake Tahoe and Minneapolis / St. Paul. Before returning to his hometown of Santa Rosa, he served as Airport Manager at Grosse Ile Municipal Airport near Detroit.

Jon is an active member in the American Association of Airport Executives, Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives and the California Airports Council. He is a licensed private pilot.

Jon lives on 40 acres in Ukiah with his wife and two children.

Maranda thompson

Sr. Airport Planner
Mead & Hunt

Read more about Maranda Thompson.

Maranda Thompson has over 20 years of experience in the practice of aviation planning and supervises Mead & Hunt’s west coast planning practice. With a background in Urban Planning, Maranda has developed specialized expertise in airport land use compatibility planning in California and has an excellent understanding of the federal, state, regional, and local planning framework. Maranda also co-leads Mead & Hunt’s Airport Electrification and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) initiative to assist airports and their host communities prepare and plan for new electric aircraft entrants (e.g., eCTOL/eVTOL — electric conventional/vertical takeoff and landing aircraft). Under ACRP Project 11-02/43, Successful Community Inclusion in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), and in partnership with the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI), Maranda and her research team are developing a primer for the coordination and integration of AAM among airports, communities, and other agency stakeholders.

Speaker Information

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Photo: Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
Santa Rosa, CA

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