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Atlanta hosts AAAE conference

Hartsfield-Jackson and the City of Atlanta hosted the 83rd annual American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference and Exposition May 15-18. About 2,000 airport leaders attended the conference, during which attendees share best practices and other important information.

During the opening ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center on May 16, Aviation General Manager Louis Miller thanked the AAAE staff for “your tireless efforts on behalf of airports and airport executives,” adding that the organization’s advocacy and support on many issues allow airport leaders “to focus on what we do best: running safe and efficient airports for our passengers and customers.”

Becky Francosky (left) and Moniqua Williams assist visitors to the Airport’s informational booth.

Becky Francosky (left) and Moniqua Williams assist visitors to the Airport’s informational booth.

Bheodari gets award from TSA

Balram Bheodari, Hartsfield-Jackson interim assistant general manager for Operations, Maintenance and Security (OMS), recently accepted an award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to recognize his “invaluable contributions to all airport partners and stakeholders.”
The TSA Partnership award also noted Bheodari’s “support, focus and assistance in partnering with TSA-Atlanta in achieving mutual goals to provide a safe, efficient and responsive environment.”

Bheodari thanked his team and the local TSA, led by Federal Security Director Mary Leftridge Byrd, for their hard work and commitment.

The Transportation Security Administration gave Balram Bheodari an award to recognize his “invaluable contributions to all airport partners and stakeholders.”

The Transportation Security Administration gave Balram Bheodari an award to recognize his “invaluable contributions to all airport partners and stakeholders.”

Jazz series heats up Atrium

The popular Jazz in the Atrium music series, held every year in conjunction with the Atlanta Jazz Festival, once again entertained audiences at the Airport for two weeks in May.

This year’s performers were Will Scruggs (May 16), Michael Blackburn Jazz Ensemble (May 17), Yusef Sharif and the Jazz Disciples (May 18), Goodfellas (May 19), The Ojeda Penn Experience (May 20), Tommie Macon and the Gentle Men of Jazz (May 23), After Hours Quintet (May 24), Marlon Patton (May 25), Charles Marshall, “The Jazz Ambassador” (May 26) and Life Force (May 27).

Life Force performs in the Atrium on May 27.

Life Force performs in the Atrium on May 27.

Two Airport employees earn AAE certification

Two more Hartsfield-Jackson leaders have joined an elite group of aviation executives nationwide to hold the Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) certification through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Brian Hennessey and Matt Davis, both of whom are assistant directors in the Planning and Development unit, completed the intensive program, which involves a 180-question multiple-choice exam, a written essay exam and a panel interview. Fewer than 10 percent of the 5,000 AAAE members nationwide have earned the credential.

 



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