ACI-NA World Business Partners and Associates Elect New Members to 2015 Board

September 9, 2014


ATLANTA — During the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners (WBP)/Associates Business Breakfast at the 2014 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition, current Chair David Y. Bannard of Foley & Lardner LLP announced the results of the election of new members to the 2015 ACI-NA WBP/Associates Board of Directors.

The newly elected WBP/Associates Board members are: Paul Bowers, Airport Improvement Magazine; Les Cappetta, SSP America; Laddie Irion, HNTB Corporation; and Arpit Malaviya, ProDIGIQ, Inc.

“ACI-NA congratulates these new members to our World Business Partners/Associates Board of Directors, and we enthusiastically welcome their expertise and perspective on how to advance the airport industry,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Our World Business Partners/Associates Program plays an important part in the continuing success of ACI-NA and our member airports, and we look forward to working with the WBP/Associates Board during what is poised to be an eventful 2015.”

ACI-NA World Business Partners/Associate members are businesses and organizations that support the airport industry. All members of the WBP/Associates Board are elected for three-year terms.


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at