Airport Business

OCT 2018

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October 2018 airportbusiness 39 Steven A. Gould Jr, C.M. Spending the first decade of his life in Brevard County, Florida, Steven Gould Jr. had a lot of exposure to the aerospace industry. Gould was fascinated with NASA as a kid and his father’s side of the family had a tradition in the Air Force. The familiarity with aviation drew him into the field. “I originally enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology with the goal of graduating with a degree in aerospace engineering. Calculus said ‘this isn’t for you,’” he said. “I knew still I wanted to have a career in the aerospace/aviation industry so the logical solution was to shift gears and do something that didn’t require advanced math skills. “That’s how I ended up in aviation management. I now hire engineers to do the math for me.” Gould is airport director at Rock Hill-York County Airport (RKH). He joined the airport in 2013, having previously served as airport director of operations at Collin County Regional Airport (TKI) and as an airport certification specialist at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR). Gould is responsible with maintaining operations at the airport while securing a well-defined future path. He prepares and manages strategic annual operating budget of more than $400,000 to support airport operations; actively recruits, develops, negotiates and coordinates business proposals for potential industry investors and developers for recommendation to the airport commission and city council to promote increased tax base and airport revenue; develops and coordinates policies to provide aviation safety; and promotes positive internal and external relationships. Gould has developed and implemented an airport noise abatement program called “Flying Friendly in Rock Hill,” including a 24 hour noise hotline; he develop and implement strategies for airport expansion, including land acquisition, airport master plan and layout plan updates, capital improvement projects, grant funding, private investment, and increasing airport revenue; he secured federal, state and local funding in excess of $7 million for capital improvement projects including the most expensive project in the airport’s history, a $4.1 million taxiway rehabilitation and fillet widening project. Continued online at Dedicated to Helping Business Achieve its Highest Goals Dates JAN 29 2019 - FEB 01 2019 DESTINATION SAN ANTONIO, TX 29°25'20.7"N 98°29'09.6"W SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS CONFERENCE This is the premier business aviation conference for schedulers and dispatchers with over 2,900 attendees and over 460 exhibiting companies. REGISTER TODAY

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