2024 NEC Annual Airports Conference Agenda

As of January 23, 2024

March 25 - 27, 2024




Monday, March 25, 2024

8:00am - 6:00pm Registration Open - Exhibit Registration Desk
8:00am - 3:00pm Exhibitor Set Up - Blue Room
10:00am - 11:00am Airports Conference Committee Meeting - Cocoa Terrace 
10:00am-12:00pm YoPro Career Path Panel Discussion
Attendance open to students and Yo Pros. Join AAAE NEC Yo Pro panelists to talk about career paths in aviation. The diverse panel lists careers dedicated to aviation including assistant airport manager, operations manager, noise mitigation, civil engineering and the exciting options within the field of aviation
Panelists

Shon Dempsey, AAE, Assistant Airport Manager at Frederick Municipal Airport
Josh Cobb, CM, ASE, Airport Operations Manager, Portland International Jetport
Kirsten Brown, PE Aviation Engineer/ Assistant Project Manager at Michael Baker International
Briana Whiteman, Project Administrator at The Jones Payne Group
Tower Suite 2

Click Here to Register for the YoPro Career Path Panel Discussion

11:00am - 12:30pm University Affiliated Airports Meeting - Cocoa 4
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch with Exhibitors
Blue Room

12:15pm

NEC/AAAE Scholarship & Grant Winner Photo!
We would like to encourage all of our 2024 Scholarship & Grant Winners to join us just outside the exhibitor hall for a photo!

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Welcoming Remarks
Ed Foster, A.A.E., Airports Conference Committee Chair
Darren Large, A.A.E., 2024 NEC President
David Fish, FAA AEA
Bryant Walker, FAA ANE

Marie Kennington-Gardner, FAA Eastern Region Administrator
White Room
1:30pm - 2:00pm Unleaded Fuels
Will Reinhardt
FAA Office of Airport Planning and Environmental
White Room
2:00pm - 3:00pm General Session I
Introduction to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Speakers
Alberto Rodriguez
Kelvin Ampofo
Moderator - Guillermo Felix
White Room
2:30pm - 4:30pm Headshots!
Stop by our exhibitor hall for free headshots, our photographer will be available between
2:30pm - 4:30pm, 
*Sign up sheets are located at the photography booth, you must reserve your slot in advance*
Sponsored by:
3:30pm State Aviation Directors Meeting
Tower 2
3:00pm-3:30pm Break with Exhibitors - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering

Operations
Management Finance, Environment
& Planning
P-501 Workshop
Sponsored by:
Location: Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5









3:30pm - 5:00pm
 


FAA Tech Center Update
Speaker
Matthew Brynick
FAA
Wesley Major
FAA

Moderator
Brian Gearhart

 





Safety Management System Implementation
Speaker
Lisa Gardner, 
A.A.E., PMP
Amtrak
Stephanie Taylor
United Airlines and 
Amtrak
Brian Wigginton
Amtrak

Moderator
Nicholas Clabbers

 


Managing Your Airport Through Challenging Topics

Speaker
Scotty Malta, A.A.E., CAE
Aviation Management Consulting Group
(AMCG)

Moderator

Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

 






 
FAA AIP / BIL Financial Update
Speaker
Patricia Henn, FAA
Jesse Carriger, FAA

Moderator
Jeff Breeden, FAA

 

 







 
Pavement Design & Specification Writing
Speaker
Harold Honey, FAA

Moderator
Guillermo Felix

 

FAA Compliance Update
Speaker
David Cohen
Andy Espejo

Moderator

Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA
5:15pm - 6:45pm Ice Breaker Reception with Exhibitors
Blue Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner On Own
7:00pm New Attendee Networking!
Are you a first time attendee?  Join us for some networking!
Bears Den at Hershey Lodge



Tuesday, March 26, 2024


7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open - Exhibit Registration Desk
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast - White Room
7:30am NEC & YOU 
NEC/AAAE Leadership, past and present, will be making themselves available during this time to participate in informal conversations about being involved with the NECAAAE. Learn how the chapter has helped them in their career, get your questions about NEC/AAAE involvement answered, and enjoy breakfast with colleagues.
White Room
8:00am - 6:45pm Exhibit Hall Open - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering
Operations  Management

Finance, 
Environment & Planning

P-501 Workshop
Sponsored by:

Location: Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5








8:30am - 10:00am

Advancing Airfield Pavement Assessment: Employing 3D
Laser
Scanning
for Pavement Condition
Index (PCI) Measurement

Speaker
Rasol Mezgeen, PhD
Ali Hafiz
Manuel Celaya
Kaz Tabrizi
Advanced Infrastructure Design Inc (AID)

Moderator
Sagar Bethu



Part 139 General Updates
Speaker
Joshua Ivy
Philip Crow

Moderator
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA





Advance Airport
Mobility-What's
Coming 

Speaker
Larry Bauman, 
PE, C.M.
JMT, Inc


Moderator
Steven Jones, FAA








BIL Case Study: Transforming the Passenger Journey at ABE Airport
Speaker
Ryan Meyer
LNAA
Robert Hallock, AIA, NCARB
The Sheward Partnership
Tom Cook
Arora Engineers, LLC

Moderator
Cedrick Johnson, PE
ADCI






Concrete Mix Design - Current Practice

Speaker
John Filiberto
All Island Testing

Moderator
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA
Design Build Delivery- Lessons Learned
Speaker
Mike Carr, PE
Guy Zummo
Antonio Rosciglione
AECOM

Moderator
Sagar Bethu
 

Airport Operations Response
Speaker
Trudi Shertzer
Pittsburgh International Airport


Moderator
Philip Crow, FAA


AAM Is Coming
to Your Airport!
Speaker
Tom Mackie, PS
Woolpert


Moderator
Steven Jones, FAA


Concrete Mix Design - Adapting PEM to Airports
Speaker
Peter Taylor
CP Tech Center

Moderator
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA
 

10:00am - 12:00pm

Headshots!
Stop by our exhibitor hall for free headshots, our photographer will be available between 10:00am - 12:00pm
*Sign up sheets are located at the photography booth, you must reserve your slot in advance*
Sponsored by:

10:00am-10:30am Break with Exhibitors - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering

Operations  Management Finance, Environment
& Planning
P-501 Workshop
Sponsored by:

Location: Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5









10:30am-12:00pm


Construction Challenges in Airfield
Concrete
Pavement- PHL a Case Study

Speakers
Sanjay Chaudhury, P.E.
Atkins
Kevin Murphy, TY Lin

Moderator
Juvena Demo, P.E.


FAA Part 139 Training
Speaker
Tom Bonura, PIT Fire Chief
Ronald Waggett, PIT Fire Lieutenant
Moderator
Philip Crow, FAA


Airport Projects That May Affect FAA Equipment or Infrastructure and Related Reimbursable 

Speaker
David W. Hafer, FAA
Phil Barr, FAA
Mark Smith, FAA
David Haslett, FAA


Moderator
Lisa Lesperance, FAA

 

 

 

 


Expectation for Consultant NEPA Submittals
Speaker
Edvige Mbakoup, FAA APP-400
-
Office of Environment and Energy Noise Topics Update
Speaker
Adam Scholten, FAA AEE-100
-
Regional Environmental Program Update
Speaker
Andrew Brooks

Moderator
Aaron Braswell, FAA

 











Random Sampling and PWLs
Speaker
Harold Honey, FAA

Moderator
David Rich, FAA
DCAs Runway Rehabilitation Project and the Nightly Race Against the Clock
Speaker

Mark Puttock, PE
MWAA
Rich Thuma, PE
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, (CMT)

Moderator
Chad Carper

Fueling Inspection at PIT
Speaker
Tom Bonura, PIT Fire Chief
Ronald Waggett, PIT Fire Lieutenant

Moderator
Philip Crow, FAA


Creative, Approaches for Small Airport Community Engagement
Speaker
Eric Jacobs
Airport Monitoring Systems

Moderator
Lisa Lesperance, FAA
12:00pm-1:30pm NEC Awards Luncheon
White Room 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Headshots!
Stop by our exhibitor hall for free headshots, our photographer will be available between 1:00pm - 3:00pm
*Sign up sheets are located at the photography booth, you must reserve your slot in advance*
Sponsored by:

Sessions: Engineering
Operations  Management

Finance, Environment
& Planning

P-501 Workshop
Sponsored by:

Location: Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3

Cocoa Suite 4

Cocoa Suite 5







1:30pm - 3:00pm

ArcGIS Field Maps for Engineering Investigations and Operations Issues Tracking
Speaker
Darren D'Achille, PE
JMT
Frank Lewery, EIT
JMT

Moderator
Kris Koch, PE



Challenges Navigating on the Airfield
Speaker
Matt Gorshe
Air Line Pilots Association

Moderator
Christopher Reis, PE



BWI Ops
Homelessness Management System
Speaker
Wayne Pennell, A.A.E.
Maryland Aviation 
Administration

Moderator 
Sanjay Chaudhury, P.E.









Aircraft Deicing-State of the Practice
Speaker
Leigh Barrett, P.E.
Mead & Hunt

Moderator
Kevin Gurchak


 










Contractor Quality Control
Speaker
Gary Mitchell, ACPTP

Moderator
Harold Muniz, FAA


Developing Airport Layout Plans in AGIS

Speaker
Ryan Bowe

Moderator
Kris Koch, PE
Runway Incursion Challenges in Airports Large and Small
Speaker
Vincent Corbisiero
Indra Sir Traffic Inc.

Moderator
Christopher Reis, PE
Human Trafficking: 
Now What?
Speaker
Edith Klimoski, BA, MA
Erin Albright, JD
Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition-
Airport Initiative

Moderator
Sanjay Chaudhury, P.E.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break with Exhibitors - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering

Operations Management Finance, Environment 
& Planning

P-501 Workshop
Sponsored by:

Location: Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4

Cocoa Suite 5








3:30pm-5:00pm

 

Advancing Electrification in the Airport Enviroment

Speaker
Joseph Vigilante
Burns Engineering Inc.

Moderator
Stephen Williams, A.A.E.










FAA Part 139 Discussion Snow Removal Operations, Water Rescue Plans, Driver Training and VPDs
Speaker
Joshua Ivy, FAA
Philip Crow, FAA

Moderator
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

 










FAA GIS, 7480, AMR and RAM

Speaker
Dave Perry
Andrew Goldsmith
Chris Criswell

Moderator
David Carlin, FAA



Fluorine Free Foam, (F3), Approved by FAA: AFFF Current Decontamination Procedures, Disposal Options and Protected Costs: What to Expect as the Transition Begins

Speaker
Elizabeth Denly, TRC
Michael Eberle

Moderator
Marc Tonnacliff, FAA










Quality Assurance and Acceptance Testing
Speaker
Chris Decker
RDM International

Moderator
Moderator




Solar Taxiway Lighting
Speaker
Cory Brigham
Avlite

Moderator
Stephen Williams, A.A.E.


Sustainable Alternatives to Foam in Aircraft Hanger Fire Suppression
Speaker
Todd Stevens, SET, CFPS SEVO Industrial Fire Protection, LLC

Moderator
Marc Tonnacliff, FAA
5:00pm-6:30pm Networking Reception & Basket Raffle!
Blue Room
6:30pm Dinner on Own
7:00pm Exhibitor Teardown
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Blue Room




Wednesday, March 27, 2024




7:00am - 12:00pm Registration Open - Exhibit Registration Desk
7:00am 5K Walk / Fun Run - Swiss Lobby

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast - Red Room 
Location: Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5




8:30am - 10:00am



CASE
DISCUSSION

Hangar & Land
Rental Rates
How Does an Airport
Establish Those Numbers?

Facilitator
TBA

YoPro
TBA



CASE
DISCUSSION

Creative Funding
Strategies for Airports -
Lobbyists & Grants?


Facilitator
TBA

YoPro
TBA



CASE
DISCUSSION


Electrification of Airports,
Adding to an Existing
Airport Structure

Facilitator
Jim Stroup, PE, LEED AP

YoPro
TBA



CASE
DISCUSSION


Creative Solutions
for Hangar Shortage - What to do Without Any Space
Available and a Wait
List a Mile Long

Facilitator

TBA

YoPro
Kelvin Lesene

  



CASE
DISCUSSION


Resident Project
Representative
Round Table
Discussion

Speaker

TBA

Moderator
TBA
10:00am-12:00pm Closing Session
Industry Update
NEC & AAAE Leadership
Justin T. Barkowski
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AAAE
Aztec Room
After Closing Session YoPro Field Trip - Harrisburg International Airport (HIA)

Come Tour HIA’s terminal and hangars, we will gather in the main lobby to organize carpools & depart

Click Here to Sign Up for the HIA Tour

12:00pm Conference Concludes