The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to welcome Carrie Shaeffer, Vice President, National Director of Aviation for Swinerton, to the ACC Board of Directors. She fills a vacancy from the departure of Krista Tapley, Director of Sales for Arconas.
“ACC appreciates the tremendous contributions and perspectives that Krista Tapley provided during her tenure on the Board of Directors,” said Dwight Pullen, Senior Vice President, Global Aviation – Americas Leader with AECOM, and ACC Board Chair. “Krista is particularly passionate about filling the pipeline in the airport development industry and led the ACC board in ways initiate meaningful programs to attract talent in schools.”
“In filling this vacancy, Carrie Shaeffer will provide unique and important perspectives, particularly as ACC continues to implement its Strategic Plan, with a focus on the future of airports, advocacy, and human capital and diversity,” Pullen continued. “We look forward to having Carrie help drive ACC’s future direction in these strategic priorities.”
Carrie is a Vice President at Swinerton, a national commercial construction company with more than 130 years of experience and was appointed National Director of Aviation in 2016. She oversees $700 million of aviation construction, sales, and marketing efforts across the nation. She ensures every client’s objectives are clearly defined and that every project has the dedicated resources and best expertise to deliver success.
Prior to joining Swinerton in 2014, Carrie managed complex construction projects across the mid-Atlantic and southern United States. She is an advocate for progressive design and construction practices that help deliver integrated solutions, greater prudence over project resources and higher rates of client satisfaction. She has held certifications with DBIA, FMI Leadership Institute, and USGBC receiving her LEED AP accreditation in the first year the certification was offered.
Carrie earned a degree in Building Construction from Auburn University, where she served on the Masters Program Advisory Council and occasionally guest lectures. Through various activities, she mentors young women interested in STEM careers, especially construction. Carrie has been married for 30 years and raised two children into delightful young adults. She’s a Formula One racing fanatic who’s happy to talk track strategy anytime.