Airport Consulting Weekly
May. 21, 2015

Colleen Flood Promoted to Director; Kristen Scott Joins ACC
ACC
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce that Colleen Flood has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Member Services. Flood’s promotion was effective as of May 11, 2015. In this capacity, she will take on greater responsibility in driving the council’s marketing and membership recruitment initiatives in addition to meeting planning, office administration and database management.

“Colleen has been a tremendous asset to ACC since coming aboard in March, 2012,” said ACC President T.J. Schulz. “She has done a fantastic job in implementing improvements to ACC’s membership services and enhancing overall operations and efficiencies at ACC. In her new capacity we look forward to her continued efforts to advance ACC’s marketing initiatives and member services.”

ACC is also pleased to announce the hiring of Kristen Scott as Assistant of Membership and Administration. Scott joined ACC on May 1, 2015. She brings with her a communications background along with association and meetings experience.

“We are excited to have Kristen join the ACC team,” said Schulz. “With her interest and past experience in meeting planning and customer service, I know she will be a valuable addition to the ACC organization and its members.”

Originally from Northern Virginia, Scott has worked for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) for two summers and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh in June of 2014. More

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Manik Arora named to the 2015 ACC Board of Directors
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ACC is pleased to welcome Manik Arora of Arora Engineers, Inc. as a new member of the ACC Board of Directors. He will fill a vacancy on the board created by the departure of Steve Riano with Bechtel Corporation. Per ACC bylaws, Arora was nominated by ACC Board of Directors Chair Carol Lurie with VHB, Inc. and approved by a majority of board members to serve out the remainder of the term, which ends in November 2015. Lurie thanked Riano when announcing the new board member. "Steve made tremendous contributions to ACC as an organization,” said Lurie. “I am pleased that Manik Arora has agreed to fill this position for the remainder of the term, and I look forward to working more closely with him in the coming months. Please join me in welcoming Manik to the 2015 ACC Board of Directors.” More

ACC mourns the loss of an industry leader in the passing of Gerald P. FitzGerald
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Jerry gained prominence during his tenure as the Director of Aviation for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He received the AAAE Distinguished Service Award in 1996 and the Chair’s Award in 1991. He then served as the President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, before opening his own consulting firm, Aviation Perspectives. Jerry used his considerable knowledge and experience in assisting airports and airlines in strategic business planning. As an individual member company in ACC, Jerry provided advice and support for many individuals that were starting their own consulting company. “Jerry was a wonderful friend and supporter of ACC,” said ACC President T.J. Schulz. “ACC sends our condolences to the FitzGerald family.” You can read a full article written by Jerry in the 2008/2009 edition of the AirportConsulting Magazine here.More

FREE ACC Lunch + Learn Webinar: Life Extension of Airport Asphalt Pavements Sponsored by Asphalt Systems Inc.
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June 24, 2015
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Responsible Asset Management practices combined with an ever-increasing unprecedented pressure on budgets is reshaping the overall approach towards Airport Pavement Management. The industry is proactively assessing processes and systems to safely treat airfield asphalt pavements and pivoting more towards Preservation and Life Extension goals. P-608 Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat is a new P-Specification released last year. Asphalt Systems, Inc. (ASI) manufactures GSB-88®, an emulsified asphalt seal coat that meets the requirements of the P-608 specification. GSB-88® has a long, successful history of airfield pavement preservation and mitigating asphalt based FOD. Over the past 20 years, it has been applied to more than 500 airfields, 350 runways including large commercial airports and high performance military facilities. Register today.More

Eddie Angeles confirmed as keynote speaker
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FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Eddie Angeles will provide opening remarks at the upcoming ACC Airports Technical Workshop. This event will feature roundtable sessions with industry subject matter experts as well as FAA and other federal agency decision makers. Key FAA personnel are invited to engage in technical discussions with airport development professionals on new and pending Advisory Circulars, guidelines, regulations and legislation affecting airport planning, environmental permitting and engineering. This is an opportunity for industry to help shape future directives, and it is a CAN'T MISS EVENT for those with interest in FAA programs and policies! Register today.More