Aviation Employees Honored with Award in Competition
PHX Sky Harbor is proud to announce that several of its employees have been honored with a special award. Earlier this year, 19 students in the Management Development Program Level II class submitted three entries into the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Design Competition for Universities. The team of Christine Adrian, Leticia Arredondo, Trina Harrison and Robert Hawes under the guidance of Dr. Frank Grabowski placed second for their “NowGen” entry in the Airport Management and Planning Challenge. A panel of experts from the aviation industry, FAA, and academia selected the team’s project from a variety of entries.
The Management Development Program started in 2002 is a unique program that the city of Phoenix Aviation Department offers in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University here at Sky Harbor Airport. The program, which has two levels, gives full-time employees the chance to further their knowledge of the aviation industry, and features a curriculum of aviation legislation, development and operations, management, law, administration and finance and planning and design. Those who complete both levels of the program will earn an Airport Management Certificate of Completion.
For its accomplishment, this year’s team will be awarded a cash prize and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be presented with a plaque. This is the second year the program has won this competition which was created by the FAA to engage students to address and evaluate the operations and infrastructure needs and issues of airports. Congratulations to the team and the Management Development Program!
Pictured above are Assistant Aviation Director Carl Newman (far left) and Deputy Aviation Director Facilities & Services Becky Gawin (far right), congratulate Christine Adrian, Robert Hawes, Trina Harrison, and Leticia Arredondo (left to right).