2022 Annual Conference Agenda
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Sunday, August 7, 2022


Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00am - 5:00pm


Time Session 

Speaker Location
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Exhibitor Set Up
*Needs to be completed
ahead of 
Ice Breaker
Reception at 5pm*

_ Columbus Ballroom 

Attention Golfers!
If you have registered for golf,
please meet us in the main lobby
at 9:00am to depart for 
Bensalem Township Country Club


Main Lobby
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing




Bensalem Township Country Club 

11:00am - 2:00pm

Volunteer Event
Sponsored by NEC/AAAE

*Attendance limited to career speakers
By invitation only*

  PHL ARFF Station
2:00pm - 4:30pm

YoPro Walking Tour

Kirsten Brown, PE Meet in Hotel Main Lobby at 2:00pm
5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Ice Breaker Reception 

 - Columbus Ballroom 



Monday, August 8, 2022


Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00am - 4:30pm


Time Session 

Speaker Location
7:00am - 8:00am


- Grand Ballroom BCD 
7:00am - 5:00pm

Exhibit Booths

- Columbus Ballroom
8:00am - 9:00am 

Opening Ceremony
Sponsored by:  

Honor Guard Ceremony
PHL TSA Honor Guard


DE&I Awards 


Melinda Montgomery, A.A.E.
Airport Manager, Trenton-Mercer Airport
NEC/AAAE President

Keith J. Brune, A.A.E., IAP Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Office for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation

Anne Nadol
Commerce Director
City of Philadelphia

Grand Ballroom BCD 
 9:00am - 10:00am

General Session I
Sponsored by:

Washington Update &
Industry Update


Todd Hauptli, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAAE

Mark E. Gale, A.A.E., CEO/Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department

Grand Ballroom BCD 
10:00am - 10:30am

Break with Exhibitors

- Columbus Ballroom 
 10:30am - 11:30am

General Session II
Airport Electrification:  Are You Already
Behind the Power Curve?

A discussion on the overall impacts that air and ground-based vehicle electrification will have on your airport's electrical infrastructure. Airport electrification will tax the airport's electrical infrastructure far beyond any previous industry change and airports who have not prepared for the future will either be forced to rush to accommodate users or will miss opportunities entirely.

Anne D. Morrison, Vice President Properties & Facilities, Avis Budget Group

Sam Hobbs, Team Member-Charging System Group, BETA TECHNOLOGIES

Brian Smith, P.E.
Regional Director of Aviation, 
McFarland Johnson

 Grand Ballroom BCD
11:30am - 12:00pm

Break with Exhibitors

- Columbus Ballroom 
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Keynote Luncheon 

Keynote Speaker 
Michael A. Hales, Director of Aviation Programs at Delaware State University 

Keith J. Brune, A.A.E., IAP Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation

Grand Ballroom BCD 
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Break with Exhibitors


Columbus Ballroom
2:00pm - 2:45pm

General Session IIIA & General Session IIIB


General Session IIIA
AAAE Accreditation Discussion
(Accredited Members Only)

Zach Sundquist,
A.A.E., Assistant Airport Director, Portland International Jetport


General Session IIIB
A.A.E.:  The Road to Accreditation

Marshall Stevens, A.A.E.
Deputy Executive Director
Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority
Grand Ballroom BCD
2:45pm - 3:00pm

Break with Exhibitors

- Columbus Ballroom 
3:00pm - 4:00pm

General Session IV
Incorporating Sustainability & Resiliency into Cargo Development 

Alexi Lachambre, Vice President, Development & Investments, Realterm

Aretin Altman, AECOM Global Aviation Team 

Jessica Noon, Sustainability Manager for Philadelphia International Airport

James Dean, Project Executive for National Aviation Group at The Walsh Group

Navin Nitish, NY Market Sector Lead, AECOM

Grand Ballroom BCD 
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Break Exhibitors
Exhibitor Raffle!
Must be present to win!! - $100 Amazon Gift Card!!

- Columbus Ballroom 

Meet in Hotel Lobby for Bussing
 to Franklin Institute

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Franklin Institute

Dress Code:  Collared Shirts / Tie Optional!
Join us for Cocktail Hour, Sit Down Dinner, 
Dessert Stations & Entertainment!!
Dessert Stations Sponsored by:

 - Franklin Institute



Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00am - 12:00pm


Time Session 

Speaker Location
8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

- Columbus Ballroom 

Exhibitor Breakdown

-  Columbus Ballroom
9:00am - 10:00am

General Session V
The YoPro Generational Roundtable:
Sponsored by:

Our generationally diverse aviation workforce has a broad set of skills and experience. This open conversation will bring out the best – and maybe the worst - that each generation brings to the team.

Devonne Jackson, CEO and Principal of D'Jack Consulting LLC

Josh Cobb, Airport Operations Manager at Portland International Jetport, Co-Chair of NEC Young Professionals Committee

Maria Sheridan, A.A.E., Airport Manager at Teterboro Airport (TEB)

Victoria Suber, E.I.T., ENV SP, Engineer in C&S's Aviation Group

Nick Ryan, Aviation Market Leader, RS&H

Grand Ballroom BCD 
10:00am - 10:15am



 10:15am - 11:15am

General Session VI
Sponsored by: 

DE&I Toolkit:  Creating a people-first Airport design project

How a project develops a sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy by focusing on real people’s experiences to uncover and address systemic inequities.  


Jo A. Schnieder, AIA, LEED AP

Director of Architecture
Maryland Aviation Administration

Saron McKee
Director of Access and Accessible Programs
City of Philadelphia, Division of Aviation

Kent Lessly, AIA
Project Manager

Keiva Rodriques, P.E., CM
Maryland Aviation Administration
NEC/AAAE DE&I Vice Chair

 Grand Ballroom BCD
11:15am - 12:30pm

Chapter Membership Meeting

- Grand Ballroom BCD 
12:30pm - 2:00pm

NEC Annual Commercial Competition & Presidential Awards!
Presidential Gavel Exchange & Exhibitor Raffles!
Must be present to win!

- Grand Ballroom BCD 
2:00pm - 2:50pm

General Session VII
The Southern Airways Story:  A Decade of Growth & Success
Sponsored by:

How the pandemic has altered work, travel and flight preferences and patterns. Changing demographics of today's airline passengers. Airline consolidation, legacy carriers, low cost and ultra-low-cost carrier preferences. Pilot, mechanic, and airport operations staffing trends.

Mark Cestari, Chief Commercial Officer at Southern Airways Express


Stephen Williams
Grand Ballroom BCD

Meet in Hotel Lobby to
depart for Airport Tours 
(Airport tours are optional for conference attendees)
Terminal tour at PHL

Philadelphia International Airport has an award winning Airport Art program that includes 10 permanent and 23 rotating art exhibits.  Many of the artists are local to Philadelphia!  You will also experience our award winning concession program that includes over 150 shops which includes both food & beverage, newsstands, high shops and others.  You will also see our blended terminal with concessions integrated into airline hold rooms.  Bring your walking shoes!  

Leonardo tour at PNE

Leonardo designs, produces and repairs a range of world-class helicopters setting the benchmark in technology, safety and mission success.  The Leonardo tour includes walking the Part 21 Production facility seeing where models such as the AW119 and AW139 are made from start to completion, as well as pre-production of the AW609; the world’s first civilian tiltrotor.  Also included in the tour will be a chance to see Leonardo's Training Academy offering mission-specific flight and maintenance training in a state-of-the-art facility featuring all new flight simulators, maintenance trainers, classrooms and lounges.

3:15pm - 5:00pm

Busses depart for Airport Tours
*Bring your luggage if departing directly after tour,
holding areas will be available*




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