FAA Managers McClardy and Reid Honored with the 2009 ACC Agency Best Practices Award

Washington, DC – The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) presented its prestigious 2009 Agency Best Practices Award to Mark McClardy and LaVerne Reid of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This Award, which recognizes excellence in individuals, teams and organizations working closely with the airport consultant community, was presented at the ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series Awards Luncheon on July 15, 2009.
The membership of ACC believes that industry partners play a pivotal role in airport projects. Because of this belief, ACC seeks to acknowledge those who have shown a spirit for streamlining, a dedication to teamwork and an unwavering commitment to all stakeholders. The selection process also recognizes partners who are flexible when circumstances require it, and highly regarded as experienced, knowledgeable resources.
McClardy is the Manager of the Western Pacific Region Airports Division. He received the award based on his exemplary leadership in streamlining airport development within the region. He has increased communication and collaboration between state aviation departments, state airport associations, and the FAA. His efforts have resulted in the publication of Best Practices Guides for Arizona and California. McClardy has a degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and previously served as Manager of the Planning Programming Branch in the Great Lakes Region.
Reid, the Manager of the New England Region Airports Division, was honored due to her impact on airport facility funding, facilities development and operations among Northeast airports.  Since assuming her role in 2005, Reid has worked to foster clear and concise communication between the FAA, airports and airport consultants. Reid is a graduate of the University of Alaska and holds a M.A. in public administration from the University of California. With over 25 years in the FAA, she worked as the manager of the Airports District Office in Memphis, TN prior to assuming her current role for the New England Region.