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Adam Bouchard, CM

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Alma Mater: Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
Fun fact about yourself: I
am a triplet
Someone I look up to in
the industry: Joe Lopano,
Sean Donohue and Kim Day.
My favorite thing about
aviation is: Our ability to
adapt to constant changes,
challenges and opportunities.

Adam Bouchard's aviation career started in 2007 when he was
19, loading bags and cleaning planes for American Airlines in
Nashville. His eight-year career with American took Bouchard
to Los Angeles and Chicago, and, he said, gave him, " a lot of
neat opportunities I never thought I'd get to have in a short
period of time. "
In 2015, Bouchard moved from airlines to airports, starting
work with Tampa International Airport (TPA), where he has
been ever since.
" I jumped to the airport side in 2015 and have never looked
back, " Bouchard said.
As the TPA's director of airport operations, Bouchard is
responsible for airfield and terminal operations, airport
operations center, ground transportation, security
compliance, emergency management and resilience, and
aircraft rescue and firefighting.
Over his tenure, Bouchard developed and implemented
numerous operational plans that facilitated the successful
completion of TPA's Master Plan Phase I - a $1 billion
improvement to the airport.
During a period of heavy construction, Bouchard became an
expert on noise abatement and a trusted face of the airport
authority for TPA's local communities. Launching a " Noise
101 " educational program, his efforts more than tripled
community engagement and Bouchard continues to lead a
transparent, effective and compliant noise program.
Bouchard has also become a leader in unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and integrating them with the airport

environment. He led the development and implementation
of UAS detection, identification and mitigation protocols
for TPA, as well as having written on the topic for Aerospace
Defense Review magazine, promoting the importance of
technology and deterrence on UAS around airports. His work
in the field saw him receive an invitation to speak at the
UK's Home Office and EASA's Regulatory Division on UAS
detection, identification and mitigation.
For Bouchard, though, his favorite part of the job is working
with and leading his team through the various projects they

" It was always in my DNA. I always
loved being in the air and traveling and
everything related to it. "
" For me, the most gratifying part of my job is being able to
not only see our team accomplish the amazing things that
we do, but to see our team grow into new and better roles
whether here or outside of the organization, " Bouchard said.
" When I get to see people grow professionally, I know that we
succeeded in our mission to serve them. "
In July, TPA was the recipient of the FAA's Airport Safety Mark
of Distinction Award for their efforts and focus on airfield
safety and compliance.
" It was a wonderful recognition for our operations team to
receive, " he said.

Matthew Parker A.C.E.
Matthew Parker said many different paths and experiences in
his life led to his career in aviation. He initially planned to be a
history teacher and studied secondary education, but found it
wasn't a good fit for him.
Now working in the airport environment affords him unlimited
opportunities to keep learning.
" While there are many days that are similar, there is
always something new to experience, " he said. " There are
not too many careers where someone has the opportunity
to go to work and have a completely different day than
the previous day. "
Parker has been an airport operations and safety
Hometown: Hopewell, NJ
officer and has been associated with Trenton-Mercer
Alma Mater: Everglades University
Airport (TTN) for the past seven years.
Fun Fact: I love flying, but am actually
With only essential personnel at the airport due to
scared of heights
the pandemic, Parker has stepped up whenever and
wherever he was needed to act in the best interest of
Someone I look up to in the
industry: I would run out of pages
airport management.
listing all of the names. There are so
On many occasions Parker was the eyes and ears of
many, from coworkers to managers and
the airport manager. He assisted with the creation of
bosses, past and present.
an emergency aircraft parking plan. He was integral in
My favorite thing about
creating ever changing air carrier schedules so that the
aviation: The shared enjoyment and
employees associated with terminal operations could
excitement that everyone who works in
staff accordingly. He assembled the online package
the industry experiences. Aviation has
required to be submitted to the FAA for its Part 139
the ability to bring people from every
inspection and he's assembled the specifications for
different facet of the industry together.
the re-striping of the airfield.

Parker is always looking to improve himself. Having finished
his Bachelor's degree and Advanced Airport Operations
trainings, he is currently enrolled in a high level management
improvement plan, all while having a very young family at
home. He's is an emerging leader and one who the airport
places its trust and confidence
Parker said he wants airports to have a greater grasp and more
opportunities to use technology in its operations. He also
wants to see a greater effort to recruit younger talent.
" It seems that the aviation industry, airports particularly,
are staffed by older people, " he said. " It is always nice to
have some young energy and ideas transplanted into an
organization. "



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport_Business_November_2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
A Smart Approach to Customer Wellness
Totally Boggus
How Color Biases Contribute to a Lack of Diversity in Aviation
Product Profile
40 Under 40
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Airport_Business_November_2020 - Inside the Fence
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Airport_Business_November_2020 - A Smart Approach to Customer Wellness
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Airport_Business_November_2020 - How Color Biases Contribute to a Lack of Diversity in Aviation
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