Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is comprised of three Officers elected annually by our membership : Chair, Vice Chair and Immediate Past Chair (non-voting committee member), the Chair of the Canadian Policy Council, the Chair of the U.S. Policy Council, and the Board Finance Chair (non-voting committee member).

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes members of our Executive Committee, except the Board Finance Chair, and a U.S. Commissioners’ Committee representative, the Chair of the Canadian Council of Chairs, an Associate Members/World Business Partners representative, and 15 directors elected by our membership – 11 representatives of U.S. airports and 4 representatives of Canadian airports.

Six of the 11 U.S. directors are elected from a combination of Classes C and D of the U.S. members, and five from a combination of Classes A and B. The Canadian representatives include the Vice Chair of the Canadian Policy Board, on representative of the Canadian Small Airports Caucus, one representative from the Canadian Large Airports Caucus and a representative chosen by the Canadian Policy Board. All directors are official representatives of an airport or associate member, except for the Immediate Past Chair of the Commissioners Committee and the Chair of the Canadian Council of Chairs

ACI-NA Executive Committee & Board of Directors

Candace S. McGraw

Chair
CEO
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Lew Bleiweis, AAE

Vice Chair
Executive Director
Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

William R. Vanecek

Immediate Past-Chair
Director of Aviation
Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Rick Tucker

U.S. Policy Council Chair
Executive Director
Huntsville International Airport

Sam Samaddar

Canadian Policy Council Chair
Airport Director
Kelowna International Airport

Chellie Cameron

Board Finance Committee Chair
CEO
Philadelphia International Airport

Kevin M. Burke

ACI-NA President and CEO

Directors

Joyce Carter

President & CEO
Halifax International Airport Authority

Betty Fletcher

Commissioner's Representative
Commissioner
Huntsville Airport Commission

Jim Gill

President & CEO
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority

Tom Jewsbury

Executive Director
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport 

Michael Landguth

President and CEO
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

Mark Laroche

President and CEO
Ottawa International Airport Authority

Bryant L. Francis

Director of Aviation
Port of Oakland

Huntley Lawrence

Director of Aviation
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Monica Lombraña

Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges
El Paso International Airport

Lance Lyttle

Managing Director, Aviation
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Marily Mora

President and CEO
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

Tom Ruth

President and CEO
Edmonton Airports

Brian Ryks

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission

Terry Slaybaugh

Director of Aviation
City of Dayton Department of Aviation

RJ Steenstra

President and CEO
Fort McMurray Airport Authority

U.S. Policy Council

Rick Tucker

Chair

Executive Director
Huntsville International Airport

Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E.

Executive Director
The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

Chellie Cameron

CEO
Philadelphia International Airport

Jim Gill

President & CEO
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority

Tom Jewsbury

Executive Director
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Michael Landguth

President & CEO
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

Huntley Lawrence

Director of Aviation
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Monica Lombraña

Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges
El Paso International Airport

Lance Lyttle

Managing Director, Aviation
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Candace McGraw

CEO
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Marily Mora

President & CEO
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

Brian Ryks

Executive Director
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission

Terry Slaybaugh

Director of Aviation
City of Dayton Department of Aviation

William Vanecek

Director of Aviation
Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Mark Gale

Chair, Large Hub Airports Committee

CEO/Director of Aviation
Broward County Aviation Department

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge

Vice Chair, Medium Hub Airports Committee

Director of Airports, CEO
St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Christina Callahan

Vice Chair, Small Airports Committee

Executive Director
Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Ricky Smith

At-Large Representative, Large Hub Airports

Executive Director
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Paul Bradbury

At-Large Representative, Small Hub Airports

Airport Director
Portland International Airport

Betty Fletcher

U.S. Commissioner

Commissioner
Huntsville Airport Commission

Harold Cobb

U.S. Commissioner

Commissioner
Norfolk International Airport

Laddie Irion

WBP/Associate Representative

Aviation Market Sector Leader
HNTB Corporation

WBP/Associates Board of Directors

ACI-NA’s WBP/Associates Board of Directors is comprised of:

  • 2 officers elected annually by the WBP/Associates Board members (Chair and Vice Chair)
  • Immediate Past Chair of the WBP/Associates Board
  • Immediate Past Chairman of ACI-NA
  • 10 Directors elected by the ACI-NA World Business Partner and Associate Members.
  • All members of the WBP/Associates Board, with the exception of the Immediate Past Chairman of ACI-NA, are elected for three-year terms.

All WBP/Associates Board members are either Official Representatives or Alternate Representatives of companies at the Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Airport-Related Business, Small Business, or Sole Proprietor level of membership.

Ana Sotorrio

Chair
President
Aviation Strategies & Trade Solutions, LLC

Derryl Benton

Vice Chair
Executive Vice-President, Business Development
HMSHost

Laddie Irion

Immediate Past Chair
Aviation Market Sector Leader
HNTB Corporation

Les Cappetta

WBP/Associates Representative to the ACI-NA Board of Directors
Principal
Aviation Alliances, LLC

William R. Vanecek

ACI-NA Board of Directors Liaison to the WBP/Associates Board
Director of Aviation
Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Directors

Robert Chicas

Senior Vice President, Global Director of Aviation & Transportation
HOK Inc.

Enrique M. Melendez

Vice President, Business Development
Birdi & Associates, Inc.

Monica Newhouse-Rodriguez, MBA

Managing Principal
Newhouse and Associates, LLC

Steve Pelham

Principal Aviation
Jacobs

Ben Zandi

President and CEO
Fraport USA

Douglas Hofsass

Senior Vice President, Global Airports & Business Aviation
PASSUR Aerospace

Brian P. Reed

President
Landrum & Brown, Inc.

Pete Ricondo

Senior Vice President
RICONDO

Patrick Wallace

Vice President, Business Development
Paradies Lagardère

Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs are generally elected by their peers for a one or two-year term, at the discretion of the committee.

ACI-NA’s 17 committees ensure that airport officials have the latest information on regulatory and industry issues.  From Air Cargo to Business Diversity to Environmental and Operations and Technical Affairs, these groups develop policy, legislative and regulatory comments for the benefit of the airport industry.

Committee members also discuss issues of common interest and plan conference programs so the content is relevant to what’s happening at North American airports.  Each committee gets individual staff attention as its members help to facilitate meetings, industry projects and conference planning.

Committee members also discuss issues of common interest and plan conference programs so the content is relevant to what’s happening at North American airports.  Each committee gets individual staff attention as its members help to facilitate meetings, industry projects and conference planning.