Wednesday, October 12, 2022 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           GAA Board of Director’s Meeting

Location: Lafayette Suite

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Exhibitor Setup

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom 

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Registration

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom Foyer

11:00 a.m. – Noon                  Pre-Conference Training: Airport Management Fundamentals*

Location: Desoto Savannah, Pulaski Room

Moderator: Terra Winslett, C.M., Airport Property & Marketing Manager, St. Simons Island Airport

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Afternoon Spouse Activity

Lunch Location:

Mercer Williams House Museum Tour – Begins at 2:10 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Exhibit Hall Open

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom

General Sessions                 Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Unless Otherwise Notated

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.             Welcome and Introduction

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Tony O’Brian, ESQ. C.M., IAP, Assistant General Manager, Commercial Management Division, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport                                                             

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.             Session 1: Legislative Session

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Andrew Wiersma, Airport Manager, Dalton Municipal Airport

Moderator: Edward Lindsey, Partner/Head of Dentons Georgia Public Policy Team, Dentons US LLP

Speakers: Members of the Georgia State Legislature

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.             Break with Exhibitors

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             Session 2: Upgrading Your Airfield: Lighting, Pavement, Signage and Technology

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Jim Galloway, Executive Director, Valdosta Regional Airport

Speakers:

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Session 3: Airport Roundtables

Commercial Service Airport Roundtable – Amber Clark, C.M., Executive Director, Columbus Airport   

Location: The Desoto, Pulaski Room 

General Aviation Airport Roundtable – Matthew Smith, C.M., Airport Manager, Gwinnett County – Briscoe Field  

Location: The Desoto, Oglethorpe Ballroom

End Wednesday General Sessions                       

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Opening Reception with Exhibitors

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom 

Dinner on your own

Thursday, October 13, 2022 

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Registration

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Exhibit Hall Open

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.             Lightning Round Breakfast with Silver Sponsors

(Presentations begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Hugh Weaver, P.E., Pond, Co., GAA Corporate Board Member

Presenter(s): Engage with Silver Sponsors as they provide a brief presentation of their products and services which may be useful to your airport.

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             GAA Business Meeting #1 & Officers’ Reports, Nominations, and Elections                                                

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Tony O’Brian, ESQ. C.M., IAP, Assistant General Manager, Commercial Management Division, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Session 4:  A Look into the Future: Integrating Urban Air Mobility, Advanced Air Mobility, Electric Aircraft and Vertical Take-off and Landing

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Andrew Wiersma, Airport Manager, Dalton Municipal Airport

Speakers:

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Break with Exhibitors

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.         Session 5A: Breakout Session – Wildlife Hazard Management: Mitigation Toolkit and Resources

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Van Mills, Airport Director, Baxley Municipal Airport

Speakers:

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.         Session 5B: Breakout Session – Aviation Cyber Threats: Real World Solutions to Protect Your Airport

Location: Desoto Savannah, Pulaski Room

Moderator: Dawoud Stevenson, C.M., Director of Program Management/IT, Savannah Airport Commission

Speakers: 

End Thursday General Sessions

Afternoon Networking Activities

SHUTTLES WILL LOAD FROM THE DESOTO FRONT ENTRANCE AT NOON.

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Golf Outing

Location: Southbridge Golf Club

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.           Networking Activity                                                             

Location: Savannah Riverboat Luncheon Cruise 

President’s Dinner Function:

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.             President Reception

Location:                                               

6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.             President Dinner

Location:

Friday, October 14, 2022 

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Registration

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Exhibit Hall Open

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.             Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom 

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             GAA Business Meeting #2 & GAA Leadership: Installation of New GAA Officers

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Tony O’Brian, ESQ. C.M., IAP, Assistant General Manager, Commercial Management Division, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 

General Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.             Session 6: Managing and Improving Community Relations

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Lauren Smith, Asst. Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Augusta Regional Airport

Speakers:

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           Presentation of Nominations and Awards

                                                Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Tony O’Brian, ESQ. C.M., IAP, Assistant General Manager, Commercial Management Division, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.          Membership Discussion - 2023 Topics of Interest

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator: Andrew Wiersma, Airport Manager, Dalton Municipal Airport

Speakers:

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         Break with Exhibitors

Location: Desoto Savannah, Madison Ballroom

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Session 7: FAA ADO and GDOT Updates

Location: Desoto Savannah, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Moderator/Speaker: Steve Brian C.M., Manager, Aviation Programs, Georgia Department of Transportation

Speakers:           

Conference Adjourns