News about AMPAP Participant Acheivements

On November 2nd, ACI World Director General, Ms. Angela Gittens, Director of ICAO’s Air Transport Bureau, Ms. Nancy Graham and AMPAP Premier Sponsor, SITA’s Vice President, Ms. Catherine Mayer, together with Dr. Pierre Coutu, Global ACI-ICAO AMPAP Executive,  presented the IAP diplomas to the 2010 AMPAP graduates who earned their International Airport Professional (IAP) designation.

The ceremony, which took place at the 20th ACI World/Latin America-Caribbean Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Bermuda, marked the third annual AMPAP graduation and welcomed the largest graduating class in the Programme’s three-year history. 19 of the 48 graduates of 2010 were in attendance during this important occasion.

Before a distinguished audience of ACI World Governing Board members, World Business Partners, airport leaders and global AMPAP community members, Ms. Gittens congratulated the 2010 graduates. She encouraged them to regard this as a beginning, not an end stating: “we want your graduation to mark the start of a lifelong membership in an international network of airport professionals.” She also noted the strong partnership that ACI and ICAO had forged in building AMPAP since its launch in 2007.

Dr. Coutu added: “It is rewarding to see the AMPAP initiative has appealed to airport executives from all categories of airports spanning all continents in 74 countries. The International Airport Professional (IAP) designation is enjoying growing recognition as a standard of excellence tied to the successful achievement of stringent requirements that ICAO and ACI established for the Programme. Close to 100 resource persons have contributed so far to the development and delivery of AMPAP and we feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to this extraordinary venture.”

In their addresses, both Ms. Gittens and Dr. Coutu made special mention about the increasingly important role of AMPAP graduates in the programme’s strategic planning. Ms. Gittens specifically recalled the representation for the first time of the AMPAP Community on the ACI/ICAO AMPAP Steering Committee, the body which oversees the programme.

Ramesh Ghir, Class valedictorian and CEO of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation recalled his AMPAP experiences, noting that he had benefitted from the sharing of best practices in airport management with an international network of professionals.  He thanked his instructors and his fellow participants for creating such a vibrant and relevant learning experience.

 

On November 2nd, ACI World Director General, Ms. Angela Gittens, Director of ICAO’s Air Transport Bureau, Ms. Nancy Graham and AMPAP Premier Sponsor, SITA’s Vice President, Ms. Catherine Mayer, together with Dr. Pierre Coutu, Global ACI-ICAO AMPAP Executive,  presented the IAP diplomas to the 2010 AMPAP graduates who earned their International Airport Professional (IAP) designation.

 

The ceremony, which took place at the 20th ACI World/Latin America-Caribbean Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Bermuda, marked the third annual AMPAP graduation and welcomed the largest graduating class in the Programme’s three-year history. 19 of the 48 graduates of 2010 were in attendance during this important occasion.

 

Before a distinguished audience of ACI World Governing Board members, World Business Partners, airport leaders and global AMPAP community members, Ms. Gittens congratulated the 2010 graduates. She encouraged them to regard this as a beginning, not an end stating: “we want your graduation to mark the start of a lifelong membership in an international network of airport professionals.” She also noted the strong partnership that ACI and ICAO had forged in building AMPAP since its launch in 2007.

 

Dr. Coutu added: “It is rewarding to see the AMPAP initiative has appealed to airport executives from all categories of airports spanning all continents in 74 countries. The International Airport Professional (IAP) designation is enjoying growing recognition as a standard of excellence tied to the successful achievement of stringent requirements that ICAO and ACI established for the Programme. Close to 100 resource persons have contributed so far to the development and delivery of AMPAP and we feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to this extraordinary venture.”

 

In their addresses, both Ms. Gittens and Dr. Coutu made special mention about the increasingly important role of AMPAP graduates in the programme’s strategic planning. Ms. Gittens specifically recalled the representation for the first time of the AMPAP Community on the ACI/ICAO AMPAP Steering Committee, the body which oversees the programme.

 

Ramesh Ghir, Class valedictorian and CEO of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation recalled his AMPAP experiences, noting that he had benefitted from the sharing of best practices in airport management with an international network of professionals.  He thanked his instructors and his fellow participants for creating such a vibrant and relevant learning experience.

Some more members of the AMPAP community have recently achieved outstanding professional accomplishments and have upheld AMPAP’s mission to establish airport management as an internationally-recognized profession. Here is a snapshot of their achievements:

Ms. Lisa Stanton, IAP

Chief Administrative Officer at the Sacramento County Airport System, Ms. Lisa Stanton, was recently named CFO of the Year in the Public Agency category by the Sacramento Business Journal.  Ms. Stanton boasts 23 years of experience in airport business management and finance. Commenting on her accolade, the Airport System’s Director, Mr. G. Hardy Acree, stated, “Lisa’s ability to identify new opportunities to reduce costs and increase effectiveness in a government organization continues to contribute to the Airport System’s success as a service provider in a highly competitive environment.”

Source: SCAC Release

Mr. Robert Kennedy, A.A.E., IAP

Mr. Robert W. Kennedy, IAP and Community Representative on the AMPAP Steering Committee, has been named Interim Airport General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. Mr. Kennedy has been the airport’s deputy general manager of operations, maintenance and security since 2006 and will replace the retiring Mr. Ben DeCosta until a formal selection process is conducted for the position. Mr. Kennedy expressed his appreciation to Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, for his support and trust stating, “…I am sure Hartsfield-Jackson will not miss a beat in maintaining efficient operations and delivering outstanding customer service during this transition.”

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Mr. Javier Martinez

IAP candidate, Mr. Javier Martinez Botacio, has been selected to act as the new Regional Secretary of Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He assumes his new position, unanimously elected by the organization’s Board of Directors.

Source: ACI-LAC Release

The AMPAP Team congratulates Ms. Stanton, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Martinez for these outstanding professional achievements and wish them continued growth and success.