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P R E S I D E N T ’S M E S S A G E COLUMN ACI-NA and CAC: Going Forward Together ACI-NA IS M A N Y T HINGS. centerlines Airports Council International – North America 1775 K Street NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 293-8500 Frank R. Miller Chairman San Antonio Aviation Department Thella Bowens First Vice Chair San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. Second Vice Chair Massachusetts Port Authority David. N. Edwards, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport G. Hardy Acree Immediate Past Chairman Sacramento County Airport System William Restall Chair Canadian Airports Council Greg Principato ACI-NA President ® To our U.S. members, we are a strong consistent and effective voice in Washington on regulatory matters. From the creation of the PFC through to the passage of AMT waivers, we have set the course and led the way on Capitol Hill. From rates and charges cases to the initiation and leadership of the In Depth Security Review Task Force — resulting in TSA reducing, for the first time, its list of requirements for airports — ACI-NA has been the leader on regulatory and legal matters. For all our members, we serve as an organization for important educational and professional development as well as networking opportunities. We ensure that best practices are widely shared — and being part of the global ACI family, our reach is both deep and wide. For many of us in the elected and staff leadership, though, we felt as if we could do a better job providing these services to our Canadian members, while remaining a strong advocate in Washington for our U.S. members. And, if done properly, by better tapping the incredible expertise and experience of airports, we would benefit all our members — in both countries and around the world. So, we have spent the past two years in an effort to build a more completely North American ACI-NA. The effort has involved dozens of members from both countries and the staff from both ACI-NA and the Canadian Airports Council. Both boards have approved a Go Forward plan that will unfold over the next two years. We will have an improved governance and committee structure. We will offer more and better ways for members of both sides of the border to benefit and contribute to ACI-NA and our wonderful industry. And, we will continue to lead the way in advancing a positive agenda for airports and our passengers in Washington and Ottawa. Here are the basics: ACI-NA 2010–2011 Executive Committee 2010–2011 Board of Directors Iftikar Ahmad New Orleans Aviation Board Brad Penrod Allegheny County Airport Authority Kim Day Denver Department of Aviation Raul Regalado Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Laddie Irion URS Maureen Riley Salt Lake City Department of Airports Bernard Leblanc Saint John Airport Authority Tom Ruth Halifax International Airport Authority Bradley S. Livingston Dane County Regional Airport Brian Searles Burlington International Airport John Martin San Francisco Airport Commission Elsie Rast-Stuart How will my airport benefit from this new structure? If you are a Canadian airport, this new arrangement will assure even greater participation and representation of the Canadian viewpoint and experience in the committees, programming and activities of AC-NA and ACI World. If you are a U.S. airport, this arrangement will preserve and strengthen ACINA’s legislative and regulatory capabilities while providing the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced airport operators, who may be doing things just slightly differently. For ACI-NA, the enhanced partnership provides better integration of information, policies and best practices for all of our members and greater financial stability. It provides North American airports with a unified voice on global issues that ACI World can use to use to ensure that airports are not an after thought; advance the interests of airports in many global forums that impacts directly your ability to set your rates and charges; provide security; respond to pandemics; and look after the environment. Columbia Metropolitan Greater Toronto Airports Airport Jim Trout Authority Glacier Park Richard McConnell International Airport Boise Airport Lloyd McCoomb Reginald K. Milley Edmonton Regional Airports Authority William Vanecek Buffalo Niagara International Airport John Mok Kenton County Airport Board Russ Widmar City of Fresno 2010 World Business Partners/ Associates Board of Directors Laddie E. Irion Chair URS Leslie K. Cappetta SSP America Steven T. Baldwin Vice Chair The Louis Berger Group Armen DerHohannesian Armen DerHohannesian & Associates Robert A. Hazel Bruce Feuer The Paradies Shops How will the ACI-NA governing board be changed? There will also be two national boards — the CAC and a U.S. board. By the time of the 2012 annual meeting in Calgary, the ACI-NA board will consist of 15 U.S. airport directors, five Canadian airport directors, a commissioner or chair from each country and there will continue to be one World Business Partner representative on the board. Immediate Past Chair Oliver Wyman Kitty P. Freidheim Freidheim Consulting John D. Clark III ACI-NA Board Liaison Indianapolis Airport Authority Evan C. Futterman Futterman Consulting Roddy L. Boggus Parsons Brinkerhoff Kurt Krummenacker Moody’s Investors Service Paul Bowers Airport Improvement Magazine Randy D. Pope Burns & McDonnell | CENTERLINES 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - December 2010

Centerlines - December 2010
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
On the Hill and On the Stump
Cover Story: Evolving Airport Concessions
Passenger Focus: Measuring Customer Satisfaction
Fees vs. PFCs
Grand Openings
Now Underway
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - December 2010