Annual Conference Professional Agenda

(Subject to Change)

Friday, July 29

(Central Time)

7:00 am | Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:45 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks

Melissa Cooper, A.A.E., Great Lakes Chapter President
Deputy Director of Aviation, Property and Commercial Development, Kansas City Department of Aviation
Katie Moore, Springfield - Branson National Airport Board
Mark Gale, A.A.E., 
AAAE Chair
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Todd Hauptli, AAAE President & CEO

8:45 am – 9:45 am | Chapter Business Meeting

9:45 am – 10:00 am | Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:00 am – 10:45 am | Updates from the Chapter’s State Representatives

10:45 am – 11:45 am | Session #1 – FAA Central Region/Great Lakes Region

Brian Weiler, A.A.E., Springfield-Branson National Airport (Moderator)
TBD, FAA Great Lakes Region

11:45 am – 1:30 pm | Fishing Tournament

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm | Spotlight #1 - Featured Projects 1 & 2 

Katie EnglandButler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. (Moderator)

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm | Session #2 - Aviation Leadership Development

Eric Frankl, A.A.E.Lexington Blue Grass Airport (Moderator)
Don Harkey, People Centric Consulting Group

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm | Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm | Spotlight #2 – Featured Projects 3 & 4

Katie England, Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. (Moderator)

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm | Session #3 – Sustainability / Greenhouse Gas Reductions; Best Practices and How to get to Net Zero by 2050
(Panel Discussion)

Ty SanderCrawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Moderator)
TBD

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Wonders of Wildlife

Saturday, July 30

(Central Time)

7:00 am | Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:50 am | Session #4 – Equity Diversity Inclusion

Megan Murray, ACE, Sawyer International Airport (Moderator)
Adam Freeman, CM, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (Moderator)
TBD

8:50 am - 9:40 am | Session #5 - Repurposing Airport Facilities

Paul StregeMead & Hunt, Inc (Moderator)
Brian Weiler, A.A.E.Springfield-Branson National Airport
Scott Hinderman, A.A.E., Fort Wayne Allen County Airport
Dave Long, CMT

9:40 am – 10:00 am | Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:00 am – 10:50 am | Session #6 - Flight Schools / AMP / Aviation Education

TBD (Moderator)
John Reed, A.A.E.
Rochester International Airport 
Brian Weiler, A.A.E., Springfield-Branson National Airport 
Nick Fancher, Great Planes Aviation

11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Golf or Shooting Tournament

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Session #7 - Open Discussion

Cortney Harris C.M., ACE, Chicago Department of Aviation (Moderator)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Fishing Awards

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Awards Banquet & Dinner