2019 Annual Conference: Operations, Planning, Safety, Infrastructure, & Development Committee (OPSID) Workshop Presentations

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Saturday, September 14

Welcome & Opening Remarks 

  • Pete Higgins, Chief Operating Officer, Salt Lake City International Airport, and Chair, ACI-NA Operations, Planning, Safety, Infrastructure, & Development Committee (OPSID)
  • John Tiliacos, Executive Vice President of Airport Operations and Customer Service, Tampa International Airport

Session 1: Airport Emergency Planning in the Social Media Age

  • Chris Oswald, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Affairs, ACI-NA (Moderator)
  • Rose Agnew, Principal, Aviation Innovation LLC
  • Justin Meyer, Deputy Director of Aviation – Marketing and Air Service Development, Kansas City Aviation Department
  • Tim O’Krongley, Aviation Planning Director, Garver LLC
  • Kate O’Rourke, Manager of Public Relations and Marketing, Fredericton International Airport Authority Inc.

Session 2: Critical Airport Research Priorities–“Midyear” Problem Statement Development for the Airport Cooperative Development Program

  • Greg Albjerg, Vice President & Senior Aviation Consultant, HNTB (Moderator)
  • Laurie Cullen, Regional Aviation Director, VHB
  • Katherine Preston, Principal Consultant, HMMH

Sunday, September 15

Session 3: Future-Proofing Airport Terminals

  • Joan Zatopek, Aviation Planning & Development Manger, Port of Oakland/Oakland International Airport (Moderator)
  • Eric Bernhardt, Vice President, Kimley-Horn & Associates
  • Michael Moran, General Manager, Aviation Planning, Noise & Environmental Services,  Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Stephen Russell, Senior Aviation Planner, ARUP
  • Scott Tumolo, Terminal Planning Manager, C&S Companies

Session 4:  Runway Condition Assessment— Moving Toward an Automated Environment

  • Rob Kikillus, Airport Operations Manager, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Moderator)
  • Daniel Cohen-Nir, Senior Director—Safety, Airport Programs and Environmental Affairs, Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • Steve McKeown, CEO, Team Eagle LTD.

Session 5: PFAS—It’s Not Just an Environmental Issue (No presentations)

  • Paul Eubanks, Senior Director, Policy & External Affairs, ACI-NA (Moderator)
  • Mort Ames, Senior Counsel, Chicago Department of Aviation
  • Tammy Helminski, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Jeff Longsworth, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Rachel Tristan, Senior Director-Government & Political Affairs, ACI-NA

Joint OpsTech/BIT Session: Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Airports

  • Chad Leqve, Vice President, Management & Operations, Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission (Moderator)
  • Adam Bouchard, Director of Operations, Tampa International Airport
  • Jason Byers, Assistant Chief of Police, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • David Gamper, Director, Safety, Technical and Legal Affairs, ACI World
  • Chris Oswald, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Affairs, ACI-NA

Joint OpsTech/BIT Session: Integrating IT considerations into Airport Capital Project Delivery

Joint OpsTech/Environmental Affairs/Session : FAA Regulatory Update

  • Kevin Gurchak, Vice President of Sustainability and Natural Resources, Allegheny County Airport Authority (Moderator)
  • Patrick Magnotta, Assistant Manager—Airport Planning & Environmental Division, FAA Office of Airports
  • Alberto Rodriguez, Airport Certification Safety and Compliance Specialist—Airport Safety & Operations Division, FAA Office of Airports

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