ACC News | A New Year’s Message from ACC President T.J. Schulz

A Message from ACC President T.J. Schulz

Welcome to 2024!

This will be an incredibly impactful year for the airport development industry. Business is booming, with more work and projects taking place than ever before. ACC member companies and individuals are at the front lines of improving airports and building state of the art airport facilities here in the U.S. and around the globe. It’s a great time to be involved in aviation, and ACC is positioned for great things in 2024.

The ACC Board of Directors is putting the final touches on updating the organization’s Mission and Vision, which will be announced this spring. We reached out to industry stakeholders and sought member input on what you see in the horizon, and how ACC can meet your needs. Networking and fostering an environment for connections remains a top value of ACC, but we also need more people in the workforce to meet current and future demands. We need a strong voice in Washington and within the industry to advocate for the airport development industry. With so many individuals new to airports, we need high-quality training and access to decision-makers.

In 2024, ACC will be focusing on key initiatives, including:

  • Pushing for the passage of a robust, multi-year FAA reauthorization bill, as an extended delay in passing a new bill will have adverse impacts on airport capital programs at this critical time.
  • Advocating for member company interests before airport clients by highlighting best practices in procurement, contracting, and project delivery.
  • Attracting new talent into the industry, and fostering the development and advancement of professionals new to airports.
  • Providing training on the latest regulatory updates and trends.
  • Advancing new ways of networking and collaboration, including increasing ACC’s regional presence.

 

ACC will do this while continuing to advance efforts and initiatives to create a more inclusive and diverse organization that will provide more opportunities to engage in the industry and make a difference.

Finally, we are not able to do this without our incredibly capable and devoted staff, who work tirelessly for our members and the industry in general. ACC has never been better positioned to meet the needs of our members, thanks to our excellent team. You will be hearing more about our talented staff in the coming year.

Thank you in advance for your support of ACC, and we look forward to engaging with you in 2024!

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