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INDUSTRY UPDATE JOE GRUBBS JOINS HDR TO LEAD AVIATION TECHNICAL PRACTICE Joe Grubbs has joined HDR to lead the firm's aviation technical practice. Based in Pittsburgh, he will help expand the firm's aviation service offerings, geographically, and by developing teams of specialists in high-demand aviation services. www.AviationPros.com/12401087 LOUIS BERGER TO SUPPORT NORTH CONCOURSE PROGRAM AT SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Louis Berger has been selected to provide program management services for the North Concourse program at Salt Lake City International Airport. The program is part of the Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment Program. Louis Berger is providing staff augmentation to the airport in several areas, including terminal redevelopment and concourse construction, delivery, baggage-handling systems planning, installation, commissioning and turnover, landside and airside utilities field engineering support, MEP systems planning, installation and commissioning, and subcontractor trade invoicing support. www.AviationPros.com/12400521 STEWART AIRPORT TO BE RENAMED NEW YORK STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that Stewart International Airport will be renamed New York Stewart International Airport as part of a $37 million upgrade and modernization of the airport. Incorporating "New York" into the name will make it easier for travelers to identify the airport's geographical location, which is located just one-hour north of New York City. The new name was determined following discussions between the Port Authority and members of the Stewart family to develop a rebranding that honors the family while enhancing marketing. www.AviationPros.com/12399281 LESTER SOLA APPOINTED DIRECTOR AND CEO OF THE MIAMI-DADE AVIATION DEPARTMENT Lester Sola was appointed director and chief executive officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. He will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation airports throughout Miami-Dade County. Sola has served Miami-Dade County for more than 26 years, most recently as director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. www.AviationPros.com/12399014 MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WINS ROUTES AMERICAS 2018 MARKETING AWARDS Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) was named overall winner of the Routes Americas 2018 Marketing Awards at a ceremony Feb. 14, in Quito, Ecuador. In 2012, MYR redefined its air service marketing strategy, which has resulted in amazing growth by the airlines serving the airport. The new strategy's focus is better seasonal management, with the objective of improving shoulder season capacity levels. www.AviationPros.com/12397803 MASSPORT AWARDS CONTRACT FOR TERMINAL E MODERNIZATION AT BOS Aecom along with partner luis vidal + architects, was chosen by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to lead the modernization of Boston Logan International Airport's Terminal E. The team was selected for its innovative design, responsiveness to Massport's functional requirements and collaborative approach. Aecom will provide architectural and engineering design services to Massport for work on over 400,000 square feet of new and renovated terminal space. Program elements include renovations to the existing terminal, enhanced ticketing and international arrivals, a new consolidated passenger security checkpoint, airline clubs, baggage systems, concession space and a new, central, multi-story great hall to enhance passenger experience. www.AviationPros.com/12397339 FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT LAUNCHES NEW AD CAMPAIGN Bishop International Airport has launched a new marketing campaign to promote the airport. The theme, "Flint Bishop Airport, not the only way to fly. Just a better one." is warmly and humorously presented by "Sid" the skycap. The campaign highlights the airport's parking, friendly screening agents and virtually stress free environment. www.AviationPros.com/12396948 DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NAMES CRISTAL TORRES DEHERRERA AS CHIEF OF STAFF Denver International Airport appointed Cristal Torres DeHerrera as its chief of staff. DeHerrera is responsible for managing the airport's external affairs business unit which includes overseeing the airport's executive office and government and community affairs, including the DEN Commerce Hub. She will lead development of the airport's strategies, policies and plans related to legislative and regulatory activities at the local, state and federal levels. DeHerrera will also be working closely with the airport executive team on a number of priority initiatives, including the public-private partnership to renovate DEN's Great Hall with the Great Hall Partners. www.AviationPros.com/12397121 LCPA ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL AVIATION DIRECTOR Scott C. Sheets has been named the director of general aviation at Page Field in Fort Myers, Fla. He is responsible for managing a staff of 34 professionals and planning, directing and coordinating daily operations of the airport. Sheets also has oversight on all construction and planning projects, lease and contract administration and represent Page Field in the community. www.AviationPros.com/12396938 8 airportbusiness April 2018

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