Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert has served as a senior operations executive for regional and international airports. He is an Accredited Airport Executive by the American Association of Airport Executives, as well as a Certified Airport Security Coordinator, a Certified Private Pilot, and certified by the FAA in Airport Planning & Capacity. He earned his B.S. in Aeronautical Studies and Airport Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and his Master of Public Administration in Organizational Management from Golden Gate University, and then proceeded to hold positions with Sky Harbor International Airport, Tampa International Airport, and Gainesville Regional Airport. More recently, the expert was the Director of Operations for Birmingham International Airport, the Deputy Airport Director for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and the Vice President of Operations at Doha and Hamad International Airports in Qatar. He is now an airport operations consultant specializing in operational concepts and new Terminal Readiness for airports/airlines and aviation planning/design firms.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: NC
  • B.S., Aeronautical Studies & Airport Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.P.A., Organizational Management, Golden Gate University
  • Certified, Accredited Airport Executive, American Association of Airport Executives
  • Certified, Airport Security Coordinator, Transportation Security Administration
  • Certified, Private Pilot (Single Engine Land), Federal Aviation Administration
  • Certified, Airport Planning & Capacity Program, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Member, American Association of Airport Executives
  • Board Member, World Facilitation & Services Committee, Airports Council International
  • Former, Airport Operations Aide, Sky Harbor, International Airport
  • Former, Assistant Director of Operations, Tampa International Airport
  • Former, Assistant Airport Manager, Gainesville Regional Airport
  • Former, Director of Operations for Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham Airport Authority
  • Former, Head of Business Development for the National Aviation Practice, Michael Baker International
  • Former, Deputy Airport Director for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
  • Former, Vice President of Operations, Qatar Airways - Doha / Hamad International Airports
  • Current, President & Chief Executive Officer, Airport Operations & Engineering Consulting Firm

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