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72nd Annual SWAAAE Summer Conference

Board of Directors
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Jon Stout, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Airport Manager
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
2290 Airport Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-7243

1st Vice-President
National Director of AAAE
Jonathan Hudson, C.A.E., C.M.

General Manager
Minter Field Airport District
201 Aviation Street
Shafter, CA 93263
(661) 393-0402

2nd Vice President
Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Aviation Superintendent
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
2515 E. Buckeye Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(602) 273-4014

Jennifer joined the City of Phoenix Aviation Department in 1996, and over the last 21 years at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, she has worked in a myriad of capacities in Airport Administration, Business & Properties, and Facilities & Services, of which she is currently the Acting Deputy Aviation Director. For the last 10+ years, she has been the Facilities & Services Planning Superintendent serving as the Facilities Owner Representative for several large-scale projects. She is currently working on Terminal 3 Modernization, Sky Train Phase 2, Terminal 4 S1 Concourse, and the Terminal 3 International Facilities Remodel valued collectively at over $2B. She has a degree in Aviation Business Administration with a Certificate of Emphasis in Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

In 2007 Jennifer earned the designation of Accredited Airport Executive and served on the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Board of Examiners for over 5 years as the Southwest Regional Examiner. In addition to being an officer for SWAAAE, she is a past president of the Arizona Airports Association and former board member for the Phoenix chapter of Women in Transportation. She was honored as the WTS Member of the year in 2011, was recognized as a Certified Airport Executive by SWAAAE in 2012, received the SWAAAE President’s Award in 2013, and most recently was honored with the 2016 Aviation Excellence Award by SWAAAE.


Immediate Past President
Gary Mascaro, C.A.E., C.M.

Aviation Director
Scottsdale Airport
15000 N. Airport Drive, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 312-7735

Gary Mascaro has nearly 20 years in the aviation industry. He currently serves as the Aviation Director for Scottsdale Airport, which he has held since February 2010. His responsibilities include the overall operation and development of the airport and the surrounding aviation community in Scottsdale. Prior to his current position, Gary served as the Airport Manager at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport for five (5) years, which is the busiest general aviation airport in the country. His first stint with the City of Scottsdale was as the Assistant Aviation Director for Scottsdale Airport for eight (8) years. Gary’s aviation career started out by working at America West airlines.

Gary received his Bachelor of Science degree in Airway Science Management from Arizona State University. He is also a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and a Certificated Airport Executive of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE (SWAAAE).

He was the recipient of the 2003 and 2007 Presidents Award for his service and dedication to the Arizona Airports Association (AzAA). In 2008, Gary was one of the participants that received the 2008 FAA Herman C. Bliss award for his leadership and contribution to development of the Best Practices Guide for the State of Arizona.

Gary most recently received the Airport Executive of the Year Award in 2011-2012 from the Arizona Airports Association. Criteria for the AzAA award includes having a broad depth of knowledge and understanding of aviation issues, proven contributions to aviation facilities and airport improvement projects, and to be well respected in the local, state and federal aviation community. 

Gary is very active in the aviation industry and serves on several local, regional, and national boards and committees including:
  • Current member of the Board of Directors for SWAAAE
  • AAAE General Aviation Security Task Force
  • FAA-ADOT joint use committee on Aviation Issues

Director (Southern California) 
Rod Propst, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Deputy Director, Airports
City of San Diego
3750 John J Montgomery Dr, MS14
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 573-1441

Mr. Propst holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration from Webster University. He has been designated an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and a Certified Airport Executive (C.A.E.) by the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE).  

Mr. Propst has been an Airport Manager for over 27 years both while serving on active duty in the U.S. Marines and in the civil sector. Mr. Propst was the “Airfield Operations Officer” at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, as well as, the Airport Manager at both McNary Field in Salem, Oregon and at Fullerton, California. For two years prior to coming to San Diego, Mr. Propst was the General Manager / Chief Operating Officer of the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona Airport is a busy non-towered G.A. airport located in one of the country’s most beautiful destinations and serves a diverse variety of aircraft, including small fixed winged aircraft, corporate jets, and tour helicopters. The Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority is also the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Sedona Airport and Mr. Propst was responsible for this “entrepreneurial” portion of the airport business as well. During his time at Sedona, Mr. Propst was elected to and served on the Arizona Airports Association’s (AzAA) Board of Directors as the Second Vice-President.

Mr. Propst was selected to be the Deputy Director for Airports for the City of San Diego and started in that position in January of 2015. As the leader of the Airports Division, which is part of the City of San Diego’s Real Estate Assets Department (READ), he is responsible for the management and operation of the City’s two general aviation airports, Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport and Brown Field Airport. These two airports are the designated “reliever” airports for the San Diego International Airport, operated by the San Diego Regional Airport Authority.  

Mr. Propst was elected to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives in July of 2016.

Mr. Propst is a retired Marine Corps aviator and has logged over 3,000 hours of flight time in a variety of aircraft. He holds a FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in both turbo-jet aircraft and helicopters. Mr. Propst was an instructor pilot in Marine Medium Transport Helicopters, as well as, a post-maintenance functional check pilot. Since retiring from the Marines, Mr. Propst has flown aircraft including the Piper Arrow and Cessna 172’s & 182’s.

Mr. Propst is an adjunct faculty member of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Off Campus Academic Programs) and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (World Wide), teaching aviation management courses, with an emphasis on “Airport Operations and Airport Finance”, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

While the Airport Manager for the Fullerton Municipal Airport, Mr. Propst served for sixteen years as the Vice-Chair of the Orange County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC). He additionally was a member of and the Chair for the Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) of the Aviation Task Force for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

Mr. Propst has served twice as the District Chair for the Los Amigos District of the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where he served on the Board of Directors for the Sedona Elks Lodge, in Sedona, Arizona.


Director (Southern California) 

Kevin Bumen, C.A.E., C.M.

Director of Airports
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
903 Airport Drive, Suite 5
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-5955


Director (Northern California) 
Andy Swanson, C.A.E.

Airport Manager
City of Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Ave., Public Works, 6th floor

Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-2688

(Andy) was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. Andy’s early working career included 12 years as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington including coordinating cleanup efforts for charter vessels, and transporting personnel and supplies during the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. During this time aviation played a key supporting role in this industry which inspired him to follow his childhood interest in aviation. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Flight Technology with Specialization in Aviation Management from Central Washington University in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he joined San Mateo County Airports working as an Operations Specialist and was promoted to Airport Operations Manager being responsible for the operations of both San Carlos and Half Moon Bay Airports. In 2004, he accepted the position as Manager of Solano County’s Nut Tree Airport.

In 2013, Andy accepted the position of Airport Manager at Palo Alto and was tasked with transferring the City-owned airport that was managed by Santa Clara County back to the City. This was accomplished and completed in September 2014. Andy is a division head and he manages the airport which is one of the four divisions under the Public Works Director. He is directly responsible for the administration, operation, maintenance, and budget for one of the nation’s busiest single runway general aviation reliever airports with over 175,000 operations a year.

Presently, Andy serves as one of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) and is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) General Aviation Airports Committee and Association of California Airports (ACA).


Director (Northern California) 

Judy Ross, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Deputy Director
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
1701 Airport Blvd., Suite B-1130
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 392-3638

Judy M. Ross, AAE, CAE, is the Assistant Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) since April 2018.  She served as Interim Assistant Director of Aviation since 2017 and Deputy Director of Aviation – Planning and Development at Silicon Valley’s airport since 2015. This experience has included managing the administrative functions of the Airport Director’s Office as well as the five Airport divisions: operations, facilities and engineering, finance, planning and development, and business development. 

Judy’s vast knowledge of the aviation industry and steady management approach was developed through her three years at SJC as well as at other U.S. airports. She served as Deputy Aviation Director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for seven years; Director of Airport Planning and Development at Little Rock National Airport for two years; and while at San Diego International Airport for 10 years, she was Manager of Program Controls, as well as holding other positions.

Judy earned a Master’s degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. She is also an Accredited Airport Executive through the American Association of Airport Executives. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE, where she is also a Certified Airport Executive. 


Director (At-Large) 
Corinne C. Nystrom, A.A.E.

Airport Director
Falcon Field Airport
4800 East Falcon Drive
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 644-4045

Corinne has been employed in the airport management profession for over 30 years. She is the Airport Director at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona, which is home to over 700 based aircraft and over 90 businesses. Corinne previously served as the Airport Manager in Grand Junction, Colorado. She has served as the president of both the Arizona Airports Association and the Colorado Airport Operators Association, as well as serving on various community-related boards. In 2002, she was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve as the airports representative on the Colorado Aeronautical Board and served in this capacity until accepting her current position in Arizona. Corinne is an accredited airport executive (A.A.E.) and earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Colorado with emphases in human resources and transportation management. Corinne’s favorite activities include snow skiing and high altitude mountain hiking.

Director (Nevada)
Dean Schultz, A.A.E.

Executive Vice-President/COO
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
2001 E. Plum Lane
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 328-6469

Director (Arizona)
Barney Helmick, A.A.E.

Airport Director
Flagstaff Airport
6200 S. Pulliam Drive, Suite 204
Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(928) 213-2933

Corporate Director
rpit Malaviya 

ProDIGIQ, Inc. 
26500 W. Agoura Rd., Ste. 102-796
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 879-0035

Arpit Malaviya is the Co-Founder and CEO of ProDIGIQ, Inc. He is 
a Board Member of the ACI-NA World Business Partners/Associates and is actively involved in and serves on various committees of AAAE, FAC, and NWAAAE, NEAAAE, SWAAAE, SCAAAE and SEAAAE Chapters. Arpit is a frequent speaker and author in the aviation industry. 

Arpit previously worked for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and was 
involved in a major strategic re-engineering initiative at American Airlines. 

Arpit has served on the Advisory Board of Technology Management 
Program at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is a recipient of Barry Goldwater, UC Regents, National Science Foundation and Paul and Daisy Soros fellowships, to name a few. 

Arpit holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) from 
Stanford University and an Undergraduate Degree in EE with highest honors from University of California at Santa Barbara. He has a patent pending for digital media technology for airports.

Corporate Director
Jeff Leonard, P.E.

Associate Engineering Practice Leader
Mead & Hunt, Inc.

133 Aviation Blvd., Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 284-8676

Jeff Leonard joined Mead & Hunt in 2000 while completing his engineering studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Construction Management Emphasis. He served as a project engineer and designer on numerous Midwest projects before making the move to Northern California in 2004.

Jeff is a registered professional engineer in the states of California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. He has substantial experience in project management, construction, supervision, pavement design, hangar and building layout and cost estimating. Jeff directs many of Mead & Hunt’s most complex airport improvement projects, frequently including multi-year timelines involving multiple contracts and numerous contractors. Jeff has been involved with the firm’s engineered materials arresting systems (EMAS) for California airports, each as part of large runway safety area improvement projects. Jeff’s principle for a successful project is establishing strong team communication and a proactive resolution to issues and opportunities as they arise.

In 2013, Jeff became the Associate Practice Leader for Mead & Hunt which includes establishing technical processes and procedures, mentoring, overseeing project teams and identifying industry trends. Jeff enjoys being able to spend time mentoring junior staff, helping them grow into professional engineers. In 2014, Jeff was honored as one of the “Top 40 under 40” aviation professionals from Airport Business Magazine. This annual award celebrates outstanding up and coming individuals in the aviation industry.

Jeff lives in Windsor, CA with his wife, Melissa and their three children. In his spare time he can be found enjoying the outdoors and traveling with his family.


AAAE Director
Danette Bewley, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Vice President of Operations and Projects/Chief Operating Officer
Tucson Airport Authority
7005 S. Plumer Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-4820

Danette Bewley has over 26 years in the airport management industry. Danette currently works for the Tucson Airport Authority and serves as the Vice President of Operations and Projects/Chief Operating Officer. She has also served as the Director of Operations (6/2012 – 2/2013) and Senior Director of Operations and Maintenance (2/2013 – 5/2014).

Before beginning at Tucson Airport Authority, Danette worked for several other airport organizations. From 1989 to 2003, she worked for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. She served in a variety of positions; however, her last position was as the Manager of Terminal Operations. In 2003 she began working for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority as the Director of Jacksonville International Airport. In 2006 she returned to the West Coast as the Senior Program Manager for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority until 2010 when she became the Assistant Director of Airport Economic Development. She served in this position until moving to Arizona in 2012.

Danette is very active within the industry and has served in the following positions:

  • Examiner, AAAE Board of Examiners, 2001 - 2007
  • Chair, AAAE Board of Examiners, 2007 - 2012
  • AAAE Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
  • SWAAAE Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011
  • AAAE Board of Directors, 2010 - 2012
  • AAAE Policy Review Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • SWAAAE Board of Directors, 2015 - 2017
  • AAAE Board of Directors, 2015 - 2017
  • AAAE/USCTA Board of Directors, 2013 - Present

Danette holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – Aviation Management, a Master of Arts in Management, and a Master of Public Administration Program. She is an Accredited Airport Executive (1994), a Certified Airport Executive (1995), and an FAA Licensed Pilot, Single-Engine, Land (1987).


AAAE Director
Scott C. Malta, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Airport Manager
Castle Airport
1900 Airdrome Entry
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 395-7686

Following High School Graduation, Scott Malta entered the Air Force at 17 years of age. Scott trained to be a Boom Operator at Castle AFB, CA in 1978 and his first duty station was Griffiss AFB in upstate NY, where he was qualified as an instructor. He was reassigned to the 924th Air Refueling Squadron at Castle AFB in 1981. He was shortly thereafter transferred to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron as a Flight Line Instructor. In 1985 he was transferred to the 4017th Combat Crew Training Squadron where he became a Platform and Simulator Instructor.

In 1988 after finishing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Scott was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and became an Air Traffic Control Officer. Following training at Keesler AFB, MS and Shaw AFB, SC he was assigned to Minot AFB, ND. From there he went remote to Kunsan AB, Korea and followed on to RAF Alconbury, England where he was the Airfield Operations Flight Commander, responsible for Air Traffic Control and Base Operations. In 1995 Scott was assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, VA as the Airfield Operations Flight Commander.

In 1994 Scott spent four months as the “Provide Promise Battle Staff Executive Officer” at Ramstein AB, Germany controlling all personnel and equipment going into Bosnia.

In 1996 he deployed to Jordan as a member of the Air Expeditionary Force #2 where he was the Air Force Liaison to the Jordanians for all matters dealing with US air operations and in 1997 Scott did the same thing in Kuwait.

Scott retired as a Captain in August, 1998.

Working for a short time as an Insurance Agent in “the family business”, Scott returned to his real love of Aviation as the Operations Manager at the Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, VA. Scott became the Castle Airport Manager in February 2002.

Scott holds a Private Pilot Certificate and has a dual Master’s of Science Degree in Airport Operations and Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and Certified Airport Executive (CAE) of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE (SWAAAE) where he has served as a Director, Credentials Committee member, Membership Committee Chairman, SWAAAE’s representative to the AAAE Board of Directors, SWAAAE annual winter conference Vice Chair and Chair, SWAAAE President, serves as a member of the AAAE Operations, Safety and Planning Committee, General Aviation Committee, Military Relations Committee and as a Mentor. He was awarded the SWAAAE President’s Award in 2007 and the SWAAAE Airport Executive of the Year Award in 2013. He is also a Commissioner on the Merced County Airport Land Use Commission. Scott is a Deacon/Elder and a youth ministry director of his local church. He is married to the former Barbara Allen of Merced and has two children and three grandchildren.


AAAE Nominating Committee Representative
Barry A. Rondinella, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Airport Director
John Wayne Airport
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, California 92707
(949) 252-5200

Barry Rondinella is the Airport Director for Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, the 40th busiest commercial passenger airport and 30th busiest airport (total operations) in the nation. As Airport Director, he oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Airport including Business Development, Facilities, Finance & Administration, Operations and Public Affairs. He is responsible for managing a $242.2 million annual budget and a staff of 178 employees.  

Rondinella’s aviation experience spans more than three decades and he has more than twenty-five years of public sector experience in the airport and transportation industry. He has held increasingly responsible management positions in transportation and airport operations with the City of Lompoc, the Santa Maria Public Airport District, San Joaquin County, Sacramento County and the City of Los Angeles. He holds a commercial pilot license and has logged hundreds of hours of high performance, multi-engine jet time.  

In 2003, Rondinella became an Accredited Airport Executive as certified by the American Association of Airport Executives and served on their Board of Directors. He is Past President of the South West Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE). He is also a Certified Airport Executive as conferred by SWAAAE in 1994.  

Rondinella earned an Associate of Science degree in Commercial Aviation from Mount San Antonio College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration from the California State University, Los Angeles.  




AAAE First Vice Chair

Todd McNamee, A.A.E., C.A.E.

Director of Airports
Ventura County Department of Airports
555 Airport Way, Ste. B
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 388-4200

Todd began his airport management career with the County of Ventura in 2001 when he was hired as the Deputy Director of Airports. In 2005, Todd was appointed to the position of Director of Airports overseeing the operations, maintenance, and development of the Camarillo and Oxnard airports where he serves today. Prior to entering the airport management industry he was involved in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) manufacturing and operations as a program manager, UAS pilot, and company owner from 1987 to 2001 with several companies including AeroVironment, BAI Aerosystems, Sky High RPA’s, and Space Industries. 

Todd has his MBA and BS degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aviation Management and is a commercial instrument rated pilot. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and is a Past President of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE. 

Todd enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Ann and his two sons Jeff and Peter.


BOE Representative
Nyle S. Marmion, A.A.E.

Program Manager | Terminals & Tenants Department
San Diego International Airport
3225 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 400-2580

Nyle Marmion is a Program Manager with the Terminals & Tenants Department of the Operations Division, and is currently responsible the activation and overnight transition of San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) new Parking Plaza and FIS Projects which open in 2018. Nyle has 28 years of airport management experience total, consisting of 24 years (and counting) at SAN, 2 years at Sarasota - Bradenton International Airport, and 2 years Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Nyle’s achievements at SAN include:

  • Leading the Development of SAN’s First Multi-Concessionaire Food & Beverage/Retail Program (80+ stores) - the largest tenant improvement project in SAN’s history
  • Leading the Development of the SAN’s First Public/Private/Partnership (P3) via an Installment Purchase Agreement for SAN’s Central Receiving and Distribution Center
  • Leading the Development of SAN’s First Common Use Airport Lounge
  • Leading the  Overnight Transition SAN’s First Consolidated Rental Car Facility
  • Developing SAN’s First Residential Sound Attenuation Program (Quieter Home Program) for homes in the highest noise-impacted neighborhoods surrounding SAN, including serving as Principal Negotiator for the Quieter Home Program Historic Preservation Design Agreement Among Various Local, State and Federal Agencies

Nyle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management from Arizona State University, and is an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and serves as the AAAE Southwest Chapter Representative on the Board of Examiners.

AAAE Policy Review Committee Member
Bryant L. Francis, C.M.

Director of Aviation
Port of Oakland
530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607


Executive Director
Cathy Herring

Director of Operations
SWAAAE Headquarters
KCA Association Management
107 S. Southgate Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 403-4604