Pam Keidel-Adams Recognized for Leadership in Aviation

Pam Keidel-Adams, National Aviation Practice Leader for Kimley-Horn, was recognized in TRNews by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) for more than 30 years of leadership in aviation.

Pam Keidel-Adams

Ms. Keidel-Adams’ aviation planning experience spans more than 30 years, progressing to a national leadership role and achieving industry recognition for her contributions to the aviation planning field. She has led teams on numerous large-scale studies and served as a trusted advisor to state aviation organizations for many years, as well as to the FAA during the development of the agency’s research portfolio for aviation planning.

“TRB has contributed significantly to my aviation career, keeping me at the forefront of the latest research, Keidel-Adams told the State Aviation Journal. “I’ve enjoyed attending over 20 years of Annual Meetings and various aviation committee meetings. Each meeting has meant an opportunity to spend time reconnecting with so many professionals and being introduced to new students and young professionals, all of which have enhanced my career.”

During her career, she has led master plans for commercial service and general aviation airports, economic impact analyses, air service evaluations, activity forecasting, public and stakeholder outreach, and database management tool development. Keidel-Adams has also participated in more than 50 system planning assignments in more than 30 states. In addition to her system planning expertise, she has participated in planning assignments in all the regional airport offices of the FAA, providing her with an understanding of the technical and regulatory issues facing airports across the U.S.

She served as the Chair for the 2020 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium, and is Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Aviation Group and member of TRB’s Technical Activities Council.