State Aviation Officials Participate in AASHTO Committee

A number of state aviation officials participated last week in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Aviation held in conjunction with the organization’s 2011 Spring Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Presenters for the three hour meeting included Catherine (Kate) Lang, FAA, Henry Ogrodzinski, President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), Lisa Piccione, Senior Vice President Government Affairs for the National Business Aviation Association, NBAA and Selena Shilad, Executive Director for  Alliance for Aviation Across America.  (Photo – left to right are Secretary Mattox, Henry Ogrodzinski, Christopher Jenks, TRB, and Tommy Booth.)  Photos by Kim Stevens

Chairman Paul A. Mattox, Jr., Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation provided opening remarks and introduced Mark Suman, Air Service Development Administrator for McCarran International Airport, who gave a brief overview on the airport and welcomed attendees to Las Vegas.

State aviation directors in attendance were Susan Chernenko, West Virginia and Tommy Booth, Mississippi plus numerous others who participated via teleconference.

(Photos – left to right are Susan Chernenko, Mark Suman and Kate Lang.) (Photo – Lisa Piccione and Shayne Gill, AASHTO.)