Vice President, Economic Affairs and Research
Field of Expertise:
Economics, finance, cargo and research
Liying Gu is Vice President, Economic Affairs and Research, leading the association’s economic affairs and research programs. Her many responsibilities include preparing ACI-NA’s economic position papers; representing ACI-NA on economic issues at industry and government meetings; overseeing the ACI-NA Finance and Risk Management Committees; and directing the ACI-NA research programs, which support legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives. She also manages critical policy issues related to capital needs, infrastructure development, innovative financing, financial reporting, performance benchmarking, passenger facility charges, rates and charges, industry competition and concentration, airport congestion and risk management. Gu has served on the oversight panel for a number of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Programs (ACRP).
Gu holds a master’s degree in finance from the Johns Hopkins University; an MBA in aviation, from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; and a graduate certificate in survey design and data analysis from the George Washington University. Gu is a CFA charter holder.