Conference Preliminary Draft Agenda

2021 Annual Georgia Airports Association
Conference & Exposition
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St Simons Island, GA
September 29- October 1, 2021

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. GAA Board of Director’s Meeting
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Retreat

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Pre-Assembly

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Spouse Activity: Lunch & Seaside Art Session with
Megan
Location: King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Echo Restaurant & Solarium

General Sessions Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort,
Lanier Ballroom

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom
Robert Burr A.A.E., GAA President, Executive Director, Glynn County Airport Commission
Cedric King, Chairman, Glynn County Airport Commission

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session 1: Legislative Session / Joint Study Committee on
Airports
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom
Moderator: Tony O’Brian, ESQ. C.M., IAP, Assistant General Manager, Commercial Management Division,
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

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

Speakers: Members of the Georgia State Legislature

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Session 2: Best Practices, Airport Projects, and Pit Falls
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lanier Ballroom Moderator: Jim Galloway,
Executive Director, Valdosta Regional Airport
Speakers: Christopher M. Lowery, PE, Project Manager, Holt Consulting Company Mike VanWie, Senior Aviation Consultant, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly
Shelley Armato, CEO, Mysmartplans


4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session 3: Airport Roundtables

Commercial Service Airport Roundtable - Lenard Robinson A.A.E, GAA Past President, Director of Landside Facilities, Savannah Airport Commission
 Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Retreat

General Aviation Airport Roundtable – Tom Strong, Airport Manager, Jackson County Airport
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom

End Wednesday General Sessions


6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception with Exhibitors – Soaring Heights
“Sponsored by Titan Aviation Fuels”
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade, Delegal and Oceanside Courtyard

Dinner on your own


Thursday, September 30, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Pre-Assembly

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. GAA Business Meeting #1 & Officers’ Reports and
Nominations
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom
Robert Burr, GAA President, Executive Director, Glynn County Airport Commission

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Session 4: FBO / Airport Relationships
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom Moderator: Amber Clark, C.M.,Airport Director, Columbus Airport (CSG)
Speakers: Tim Obitts, President & Chief Executive Officer,
National Air Transportation Association (NATA)

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 5A: Capital Funding
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom Moderator: Robert Burr,
Executive Director, Glynn County Airport Commission Speakers: Colette Williams, Assistant Manager, Aviation Programs, GDOT
Al McKinnon, President & CEO, South Coast Bank & Trust Jonathan B. Pannell, Partner, Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 5B: Breakout Session – Principals of Airport
Management 101 Class

Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Retreat
Moderator: Meghan M. Dunn, A.A.E., Manager, Properties & Executive Affairs, Savannah Airport Commission
Presenter: Michael A. Hodges, MAI President and Chief Executive Officer Airport Business Solutions

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 6: Lightning Round Luncheon with Silver Sponsors
Lunch is provided, Engage with Silver Sponsors as they provide a brief presentation of their
products and services which may be useful to your airport! Limited slots available, you don’t want to miss out!
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lanier Ballroom Moderator: Mike Davis CEO INFAX Inc., GAA Corporate Board Member


End Thursday General Sessions


Afternoon Networking Activities

12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Golf Outing: King and Prince golf course at Hampton Point on
St. Simons Island
Location: Shuttle depart The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lobby

12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. St Simons Island Historical Trolley Tour to Include the
WWII Homefront Museum and Lighthouse Museum Tours
Location: Shuttle departs The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lobby

12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Coastal Tide Lady Jane, Shrimp Boat Excursion
Location: Shuttle departs The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lobby

12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kayak Nature Tour with Southeast Adventure Outfitters
Location: Shuttle departs The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lobby


Presidents Dinner Function

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. President Reception, 1940’s Era Aviation Hangar Party
Location: Golden Isles Aviation Hangar, McKinnon - St. Simons Island Airport Shuttles start loading at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort front main entrance for departure at 5:45 PM

6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. President Dinner, 1940’s Era Aviation Hangar Party
Location: Golden Isles Aviation Hangar, McKinnon - St. Simons Island Airport

Friday, October 1, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Pre-Assembly

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Colonnade and Delegal

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. GAA Business Meeting #2 & GAA Leadership: Installation of
New GAA Officers
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom
Robert Burr, GAA President, Executive Director, Glynn County Airport Commission

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 7: Delta Network Planning
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom

Moderator: Terra Winslett, C.M. Airport Property & Marketing Manager, Glynn County Airport
Commission
Speakers: Taylor Morris, Delta General Manager, Domestic Network Planning


9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Presentation of Awards
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Lanier Ballroom
Robert Burr, GAA President, Executive Director, Glynn County Airport Commission

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 8: Current Environmental Issues at our Airports
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lanier Ballroom
Moderator: Andrew Wiersma, Airport Manager, Dalton Municipal Airport (DNN) Speakers: Rebecca Collins, Executive Vice President, Croy Engineering LLC.
Ron Lynch, President, Lynch Group, Inc.
John Eunice, Deputy Director, Georgia Environmental Protection Division

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Colonnade and Delegal

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 9: FAA ADO and GDOT Updates
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Lanier Ballroom
Speakers: Michael O’Harra, ASO-1, Regional Administrator, FAA Southern Region, Federal Aviation Administration
Steve Brian C.M., Manager Aviation Program, Georgia Department of Transportation
Parks Preston, Assistant Manager, FAA Atlanta Airports District Office


Conference Adjourns