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Hartsfield-Jackson shares expertise at annual conference

Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta led a delegation of Airport team members attending the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) annual conference June 14-17 in Philadelphia.

Several Airport representatives shared their expertise with conference attendees. Customer Service Manager Karen Ellis participated in a panel about customer service challenges at airports. Director of Planning Michael Cheyne took part in a panel about airport master planning. Levert Hood, Airport audit manager, led a meeting of the AAAE Diversity Committee.

DeCosta discussed a variety of topics, including ways that Hartsfield-Jackson is managing expenses during the recession, during an interview on the Aviation News Today Network, an online video network affiliated with the AAAE. To watch the interview, visit the Hartsfield-Jackson Facebook fan page.

Also, Aviation Properties Specialist Jason Terreri earned the Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) designation from the AAAE, after completing the required final interviews.

AAAE Conference 2009
Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta speaks with Barbara Cook, editor of Airport Magazine and Airport Report Express, during an interview on the Aviation News Today Network.  

Deputy general manager shares APM insights

Aviation Deputy General Manager Mario Diaz took part in a panel discussion at the 12th annual International Convention on Automated People Movers (APM) in Atlanta on June 1.

Diaz spoke with more than 100 conference attendees at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel about Hartsfield-Jackson's existing APM system, which connects the six concourses, as well as the new APM (known as the ATL SkyTrain) that will transport people from the Airport terminal to the rental car center that will open in November.

As part of the conference, attendees were given a behind-the-scenes tour of Hartsfield-Jackson's current APM and the new ATL SkyTrain.

Hartsfield-Jackson honored by Caribbean group

Hartsfield-Jackson was recognized for "Outstanding Philanthropic Service" on June 19 by the Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition. The award, presented at the organization's first Caribbean comedy event at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, recognizes the Airport's support of Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Month for the last several years.

The event featured well-known comic artists from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.

2008 annual report available online

Hartsfield-Jackson's 2008 annual report is now available on the Airport's Web site. In addition to providing financial statements and data, the report focuses on the Airport's dedication to customer service and highlights some of the major achievements in the last year.

To read the annual report, click here.

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