|32nd ACC Annual Conference & Exposition in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Nearly 150 attendees enjoyed the 32nd ACC Annual Conference & Exposition from Nov. 8-10 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The conference reflected the theme of a 'Focus on the Future: Strategic Direction for Aviation Leaders' by featuring sessions that highlighted the changes that could have significant impacts on the industry and the organization in coming years.
• For the second year in row, the Business Speed Dating and Large/Medium/Small/Very Small/Associate Firm Forums provided immeasurable value to attendees by addressing specific needs or areas of concern for each firm.
• The ACC Aviation Award of Excellence was presented to Ben DeCosta, president of DeCosta Consulting, LLC, for his leadership and commitment to interaction and cooperation with the industry during the extensive development he oversaw in his previous position as Department of Aviation General Manager for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
• The 2011 ACC Board of Directors was announced at the Annual Membership Meeting. The 2011 board officers are Chair Terry Ruhl, P.E., CH2M HILL; Vice Chair Courtney Beamon, P.E., Delta Airport Consultants, Inc; Secretary/Treasurer Andy Platz, P.E., Mead & Hunt, Inc. and Immediate Past Chair Immediate Past Chair Ron Peckham, P.E., C&S Companies. New board members include Kevin Quan with ESCO-Zodiac Aerospace and Marion White, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP with Gensler. Remaining on the ACC board are Mike Arnold, LEED AP, ESA Airports; Don Bergin, Blast Deflectors, Inc.; Roddy Boggus, AIA, NCARB, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Carol Lurie, LEED AP, AICP, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; Enrique Melendez, Jacobs; Brad Mims, Federal Advocates, Inc. and Solomon Wong, InterVISTAS.
• Special thanks to the sponsors and exhibitors who helped make the conference possible. more
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