2015 Business of Airports



Committee Workshop Presentations


Tuesday, April 21

Keynote Speech – Kaplan Mobray

Session 1A: BRANDISH the Thought

Session 1C: Personal Devices and its Implications on the Workforce

Session 2: The Rise of Ride-Booking and Ride-Sharing: Make Sure That Your Airport Rides Shotgun

Session 3: Labor & Wage Trends & How They Affect Business

  • Susan Seubert, ‎Vice President, Labor Relations, HMSHost
  • Eric T. Smith, Partner,  Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
  • James Tyrrell, Deputy Director of Aviation, Property/Business Development, Philadelphia International Airport


Wednesday, April 22

Keynote Speech – Dr. Jeff Pon

Part 1: Challenges of Hiring Talent for Your Business Needs - no presentation

  • Jeff Pon, Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer, Society for Human Resource Management

Part 2: Business Strategies to Create a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce - no presentation

  • Joanne Leith, Director of Human Resources, Medtronic
  • Marion Kelly, Director of Office for Community Affairs, Mayo Clinic
  • Eduardo Pagan, Vice Provost & Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Large Hub Airport Roundtable

Small/Non Hub Airport Roundtable: Solving for Some Un-Solvables

Canadian Airport Roundtable

Session 4A: Diverse Business Ownership Opportunities: Can the door be open wider?

  • Scott A. Brockman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
  • Amy Shaw, ACDBE Liaison, McCarran International Airport
  • Melissa Trujillo, Chief Operating Officer, Cambios y Servicios, Inc.
  • Joe Waller, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Leasing, Westfield
  • Andrew Weddig, Senior Vice President, Unison Consulting

Session 4B: Innovative Cost Savings Ideas

Session 4C: Managing from a Place of Influence

Session 5: Airport CEO Roundtable - no presentation

  • James C. Cherry, President & CEO, Aéroports de Montréal
  • Scott Clements, President & CEO, Fort McMurray Airport Authority
  • Tamie Fisher, Acting Aviation Director, City of Phoenix Aviation Department
  • Bryant L. Francis, C.M., Director, Long Beach Airport