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Day 1 – Monday, November 6th

Conference Opening & Welcome

  • Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., ACE, Asset Management & Sustainability Programs Administrator, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Moderator)
  • Chad Makovsky, A.A.E., ACE, IACE, Director of Aviation Services, City of Phoenix
  • Mayor Kate Gallego, Mayor, City of Phoenix
  • Mark Hartman, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Phoenix

 

Session #1: Sustainability Ambition: Leaning Forward

Defining level of ambition from goal setting to reporting, potential drivers, and resources to get there.   

  • Lauren Seydewitz, Sustainability & Resiliency Program Manager, Gresham Smith (Moderator)
  • Chad Makovsky, A.A.E., ACE, IACE, Director of Aviation Services, City of Phoenix
  • Api Appulingam, A.A.E., Deputy Director of Aviation, City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation
  • Glen Rickelton, Senior Airport Manager, Planning & Environment, Sacramento County Department of Airports
  • Jim Elwood, A.A.E., Executive Director, Jackson Hole Airport

                               

Session #2: Airport & Airline Partnerships: We're All in This Together

Successful airport & airline sustainability partnerships through goal alignment.

  • Justin Barkowski, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AAAE (Moderator)               
  • Jill Blickstein, Vice President, Sustainability, American Airlines
  • Robert Horton, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Sarah Cox, Director, Aviation Environment & Sustainability, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Thea Junt, Environmental Sustainability Consultant, Southwest Airlines

                                 

Session #3: Renewable Energy: Options Until "Mr. Fusion" Is a Reality

Exploring on and off-site renewable options, microgrids, and working with local utilities.

  • Eric Caplan, Sustainability and Resilience Program Director, Tampa International Airport (Moderator)
  • Brett Oakleaf, Strategic Partnership Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Tom Bachman, Vice President, Mead & Hunt
  • Scott Canada, EVP and Business Unit Leader, Renewable Energy, McCarthy Building Companies
  • Chris Evanich, Program Director, Schneider Electric
  • Lynn Creelman, CEO, ClearSkies-US LLC

 

                                 

Luncheon: Keynote Speaker

  • Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., ACE, Asset Management & Sustainability Programs Administrator, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Moderator)
  • Nathan Parker, Assistant Professor, ASU College of Global Futures, Arizona State University

                                                                 

Session #4: Net Zero Carbon: 2050 Will Be Here Before We Know It!

Everyone is talking about it, but what are we doing about it, and what have we learned so far?

  • Ken Conway, Head of Environment & Sustainability, AirBiz (Moderator)
  • Larissa Holland, Climate Equity & Resilience Specialist, C&S Companies

                                                 

Session #5: Sustainability Policy in Design & Procurement: Total Cost of Ownership

Incorporating sustainability into business practices to support a Total Cost of Ownership approach.

  • Neil Gabrielson, A.A.E., ACE, Senior Aviation Planner, Garver (Moderator)
  • Beau Stombaugh, Director, Business Development, BEUMER Corporation
  • Alan Strasser, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA
  • Anita O'Connor, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, EWR / Munich Airport NJ
  • Danielle Buehler, Principal Consultant, Aviation Sustainability, C&S Companies

 

Session #6: Future Forward Panel - Day 1

  • Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., ACE, Asset Management & Sustainability Programs Administrator, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Moderator)
  • Dan Guico, Sustainability Specialist, APTIM (Moderator)
  • Mitchell "Ryan" Barton, Recycling Specialist, City of Phoenix Aviation Department
  • Karen Apple, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, City of Phoenix, City Manager's Office
  • Matthew Nelson, VP, Facilities, Birmingham Airport Authority

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, November 7th

 

Session #7: Water Conservation: The Ripple Effects of a Positive Influence

Availability and access, grey water, metering, and understanding the carbon footprint of water.

  • Katie Peige, Sustainability Manager, Maryland Aviation Administration (Moderator)
  • Rob McCandless, North American Water Reuse Treatment Lead, Stantec
  • Rusty Farnsworth, AVN Mech Supervisor III, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Max Wilson, Deputy Water Services Director, City of Phoenix Water Services Department

                                 

Session #8: Alternative Fuel: Picking the SAF Low Hanging Fruit

Pros and cons, testing and production, and the future of SAF.

  • Emmy Waldhart, Sustainability Manager, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (Moderator)
  • Raphael Sperry, Associate Principal | Sustainability, ARUP
  • Timothy Obitts, CEO, Alder Renewables
  • Erin Cooke, Sustainability and Resilience Director, San Francisco International Airport

                 

Session #9: Circular Economy: Leveraging Efficiency & Limited Resources

Exploring viable options to reduce waste, cost, and emissions through innovative solutions.

  • Morgan Turner, Owner, Airport Zero Waste Consulting
  • Juan Martinez, ENV SP, Airport Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Salt Lake City Department of Airports
  • James Wood, Sustainability Project Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Amanda Jordan, Circular Economy Project Manager, City of Phoenix

 

Luncheon: AGG Awards Presentation

  • Justin Barkowski, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AAAE (Moderator)  

                                 

Session #10: Longevity and Adaptability: A Different Approach to Waste Reduction

Viewing waste management through a "durability lens."

  • Mike Smejkal, Principal - Mountain Region Airport Infrastructure Lead, Stantec
  • Todd Cavender, Director Environment and Sustainability, Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Alan Strasser, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Colin Tetreault, Senior Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • A. Golston, Aviation Senior Project Manager, Kitchell Corporation

 

Session #11: Electric Vehicles: Riding the Wave (Before You Drown)

A look at what airports can and should be doing to avoid getting swept away by the current of EV adoptions.

  • Philip McDonough, Executive Vice President - Business Relations, ClearSkies (Moderator)
  • Scott Cary, Sustainable Aviation Platform Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Art Spillman, Senior Manager, Program and Project Development, Port of Portland
  • Mitchell "Ryan" Barton, Recycling Specialist, City of Phoenix Aviation Department
  • Karen Apple, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, City of Phoenix, City Manager's Office
  • Jill Warner, Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Waymo

                                 

Session #12: Future Forward Panel - Day 2

  • Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., ACE, Asset Management & Sustainability Programs Administrator, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Dan Guico, Sustainability Specialist, APTIM
  • Lyne Michaud, Aéroports de Montreal
  • Knut Herrmann, Energy Management Engineer, City of Phoenix Aviation Department
  • Jenna Weigman, Aviation Sustainability Planner, Mead & Hunt

Day 3 – Wednesday, November 7th

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Tour