Northeast Chapter / American Association Of Airport Executives

56th Annual Conference

 Conference Schedule
General Sessions

General Session I - "Washington Update"
- Date: Sunday, August 10 -- 1:30-2:30pm (Grand Ballroom-D & E)
- Description: This session will encompass an FAA update on issues such as; re-authorization, policy and procedures as well as major programs such as NextGen.
- Moderator: William Vanecek, Director of Aviation -- Buffalo Niagara International Airport & Niagara Falls International Airport.
- Speaker: Todd Hauptli, President & CEO -- American Association of Airport Executives
- Speaker: Randall Berg, A.A.,E., Chairman, Executive Committee -- American Association of Airport Executives
- Sponsored By: Louis Berger Group

General Session II - "New Technologies and Innovations within the Aviation Industry"
- Date: Sunday, August 10 -- 3:30-4:30pm (Grand Ballroom D & E)
- Moderator: Chad Nixon, McFarland Johnson
- Speaker: Rick Lucas - Automated Planning Model for Niagara Falls Airport
- Speaker: Mark Sapp - Airport IT solutions Large and Small
- Sponsored By: Louis Berger Group

General Session III - "Update on SMS Rule Making/Panel of Airport Pilot Program Participants/Implementation Strategies"
- Date: Monday, August 11 -- 8:30-9:30am (Grand Ballroom D & E)
- Moderator: Paul R. McDonough, VP Engineering, Rhode Island Airport Corp.
- Speaker: Dave Fleet, Technical Director Airport Operations/Futron Aviation
- Speaker: Ken Jacobs, Tetratech
- Sponsored By: Louis Berger Group

General Session IV - "Efficiencies in Running Airport Operations"
- Date: Monday, August 11 -- 10:30-11:30am (Grand Ballroom D & E)
- Moderator: Bill Calhoon C.M., Duty Manager Pittsburgh International Airport
- Speaker: Darrin Luedke Vice President, Systems Atlanta
- Speaker: Frank Loprano, Airport Certification Safety Inspector, Eastern Region, FAA
- Sponsored By: Louis Berger Group

General Session V - "Talent Management"
- Date: Tuesday, August 12-- 8:30-9:30am (Grand Ballroom D & E)
- Description: An expert panel discusses recruiting, selecting, training, promoting and moving employees through both private and public sector organizations.
- Moderator: Grice Whiteley, Principal, Grice Group, LLC
- Speaker: Ron Peckham, C&S Companies
- Speaker: Randall Berg, A.A.E., Salt Lake City International Airport
- Speaker: Kelly Fredericks, P.E., A.A.E., Rhode Island Airport Corp.
- Sponsored By: Louis Berger Group

General Session VI - "12 Month Industry Trends/What to Expect in the Short-term"
- Date: Tuesday, August 12 -- 10:30-11:30am (Grand Ballroom D & E)
- Description: Industry experts discuss their perceptions of challenges and opportunities in our industry in the next 12 months.
- Moderator: Maria S. Sheridan A.A.E., Sr. Director, Government Affairs & Business Development, Morristown Municipal Airport
- Speaker: Dean Saucier, NBAA
- Speaker: Sean Collins, AOPA
- Sponsored By: Louis Berger Group

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