Emily M. Underhill, P.E., A.A.E. Deputy Executive Director, Development Lee County Port Authority Emily Underhill is the Deputy Executive Director of Development for the Lee County Port Authority. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine and is a registered professional engineer in both Maine and Florida. She has 30+ years of experience in planning, design and construction of airport projects. She is also an Accredited Airport Executive through the Association of Airport Executives and former Past Chair of Airports Council International (ACI) Operations & Technical Affairs Committee and served as a North American Representative of ACI’s World Standing Technical Committee. She has been with Lee County Port Authority for more than 27 years and has oversight of engineering & construction; planning & environmental compliance; governmental affairs & grants; and development services. The Port Authority’s Development Division is responsible for managing consulting and contracting efforts associated with all airport development projects at both Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY) General Aviation Airport. Some of the larger capital projects that she has managed include design/construction of: $438M RSW Midfield Terminal Complex project; planning and permitting of the future RSW Parallel Runway 6/24, design/construction of a new $81M ATCT/TRACON Facility; design/construction of a $330M Terminal Expansion (Phase I) & Remote Loading Dock Facility, and design of $700M+ Terminal Expansion (Phase II – 14 Gates) Improvements. Prior to joining the Port Authority, she worked for 7+ years as an aviation consultant on projects in New England and Florida.
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