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R&A's officers average over 29 years of commitment to the aviation industry, having worked as consultants and problem solvers for airport managers, airlines, government agencies, and private industry.


James E. Branda
  • James E. Branda has over 25 years of airport rental car concession and facility development experience. He is an industry leader in developing and implementing rental car concession programs, as well as business and financial planning for consolidated rental car facilities, having assisted with more than half of the consolidated facilities now in development or operation in the United States. He led Budget Rent A Car System's worldwide Properties and Facilities Division for 14 years. Since 1998, he has provided rental car consulting services exclusively to airport operators, including those in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, San Jose, Seattle-Tacoma, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Branda is a licensed attorney, a real estate broker, a member of the American Association of Airport Executives, and a member of the Chicago Bar Association.

Joseph M. Chang, R.A.
  • Joseph M. Chang, RA has over 30 years of project experience, 20 of which have been concentrated on planning and delivering airport facilities. Mr. Chang has broad, in-depth experience providing both planning and design phase services for a diverse range of airport facilities, including passenger terminals, concourses, international arrivals facilities, baggage handling facilities, central plants, parking garages, ground transportation centers, automated people mover stations and maintenance facilities, flight kitchens, cargo buildings, and ground service equipment maintenance facilities. He is currently Ricondo's Officer-in-Charge for a research project through the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on airport terminal renewal versus terminal replacement evaluation options. Prior to joining Ricondo in 2008, Mr. Chang led the design and delivery of major passenger terminals at airports in Washington, D.C., and Buenos Aires for a large international architectural/engineering firm and most recently, led successful terminal planning projects for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airports.

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Stephen D. Culberson
  • Stephen D. Culberson (R&A) joined Ricondo & Associates, Inc., in 2005 and has more than 25 years of experience conducting and managing environmental impact analyses and planning projects for a wide variety of airport projects. His responsibilities include planning, assessing, and documenting proposed airport projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), relevant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance, and state environmental laws including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Mr. Culberson has been project manager for numerous EAs at airports including Blue Grass (Lexington, Kentucky), Bob Hope, Charleston International, Dallas Love Field, El Paso International, Kahului (Maui), Los Angeles International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, San Diego International, and San Francisco International Airports. He led a multidisciplinary team to provide baseline planning and environmental data to the FAA and BLM and its consultants in support of the preparation of an EIS for a supplemental airport to McCarran International Airport. His CEQA experience includes managing the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Midfield Satellite Concourse at Los Angeles International Airport, an EIR and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Runways 6L-24R and 6R-24L Safety Area Improvements at Los Angeles International Airport, an EIR and EA for Runway 7L-25R Safety Area and Associated Improvements at Los Angeles International Airport, and an EIR for the South Field Airport Traffic Control Demolition at Oakland International Airport. Currently, he is the project manager for the Landside Access Modernization Program CEQA and NEPA analyses at Los Angeles International Airport, the Northeast Area Development Plan EA at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and for an on-call environmental and entitlement support services contract for Los Angeles World Airports. Mr. Culberson has also managed the preparation of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, and directed and coordinated public involvement programs for the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of its efforts to develop a supplemental commercial airport south of Chicago. For the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Washington Dulles International and Reagan Washington National Airports), Mr. Culberson recently managed evaluations of alternative renewable energy strategies and onsite power generation capabilities, including cogeneration.

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Paul Eden
  • Paul Eden has worked in the airport and aviation consultancy sector for nearly 30 years. He has extensive experience with airport planning and development, aviation policy issues, public consultation, transaction advisory, and financial and operational due diligence, as well as with economic impact assessments of airports. He has worked on assignments at airports in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australasia, and in the Americas, and his clients have included airport operators, financial institutions and investors, and governments. He has held senior positions in the airport sector in operations, planning, strategy, and retail at Heathrow Airport, and more recently he served as Group Strategy Director of Manchester Airport Group (MAG). Within the consultancy sector, and prior to joining MAG, Mr. Eden founded a UK-based air transport consultancy, which developed into a leading advisory firm that served clients worldwide and specialized in airport transactions, policy development, and public consultation. Mr. Eden joined R&A in 2016 and works from the firm's London office.

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Paul D. Hanly
  • Paul D. Hanly (R&A) has 20 years of experience providing airport planning and strategic advisory services for airports and aviation-related clients. He has provided consulting services for many airports in the United States and around the world, leading projects ranging from airfield planning, terminal development planning, and site selection studies, to business planning and due diligence services in support of airport privatization initiatives and asset transactions. Mr. Hanly currently leads consulting engagements for clients in Europe, the Middle East, and the US, focusing on airport master plan development, capacity optimization, and decision support for strategic initiatives and major capital investments. His work also includes analysis and strategy development for non-aeronautical revenue enhancement, and support for airport engagement with key stakeholders, including economic regulatory authorities, business partners, and governmental agencies.

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M. Allen Hoffman
  • M. Allen Hoffman has over 25 years of experience in airport planning and transportation planning/engineering, with emphasis in the planning and operational analysis of airport ground transportation and parking facilities at over 50 U.S. and international airports. Mr. Hoffman's key areas of expertise include roadway and parking demand forecasting and requirements, operational analyses, and the preparation of physical layouts for airport roadways, curbsides, parking, and rental car facilities; airport roadway and curbside simulation; parking demand and revenue forecastings; strategic parking facility and product planning; preparation of alignment and station plans for airport people mover and rail systems; master and land use planning; automated vehicle identification system plans and specifications; airport shuttle bus system analysis and planning; and commercial ground transportation business arrangements, fees and revenue analysis.

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Joseph A. Huy, C.M.
  • Joseph A. Huy, C.M., has nearly 20 years of experience leading and managing project teams, and integrating airport management with multiple technical disciplines on a variety of airport and aviation planning projects. He has applied his extensive experience on a variety of projects, including comprehensive master plans, airport land use compatibility plans, ground access plans, landside concept development, site selection, and re-use plans for airports throughout the United States. His keen understanding of the planning process has assisted airport decision-makers in identifying impediments to project implementation prior to the development of, and investment in, long-term capital improvement programs. Mr. Huy provides senior aviation management with strategic advice in support of airport operator goals and objectives. He has presented project findings to airport authorities, elected officials, government agencies (federal, state, and local), congressional delegations, international delegations, airline industry representatives, business organizations, and special interest groups.

James T. Jarvis
  • James T. Jarvis has over 25 years of experience in the planning and environmental analysis of surface transportation systems, including airport ground access systems. Mr. Jarvis has extensive experience in on-airport land development, rental car facility planning, parking system planning and revenue forecasting, parking system marketing, roadway alignment, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, terminal curb studies, taxicab system studies, and traffic studies, as well as airline passenger surveys. Prior to joining Ricondo in 2000, Mr. Jarvis was the Manager of Transportation Planning for the Massachusetts Port Authority, owner and operator of Boston-Logan International Airport and other transportation facilities.

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Max K. Kiesling, Ph.D.
  • Max K. Kiesling, Ph.D. has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning, project management, and aviation research. Dr. Kiesling has extensive experience in airport facility planning, having led the preparation of multiple airport master plans and a wide variety of on-call facility planning assignments. Representative airports include Denver International, El Paso International, Ellington, Laredo International, San Antonio International, and William P. Hobby Airports, as well as Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston and Dallas Love Field. He has led assignments that range from airport master plans to major airfield improvements, international terminal expansion, air cargo facility planning, spaceport planning, nonaeronautical land use planning, and off-airport image renewal. Dr. Kiesling also has significant experience in transportation research. His doctoral research focused on transportation logistics and air cargo distribution. He continues to enjoy research, and is currently serving on two project review panels with the Airport Cooperative Research Program (Guidelines for Air Cargo Facilities Planning and Development, and Commercial Spaceport Noise and Sonic Boom). In addition to his airport and transportation planning experience, Dr. Kiesling has had responsibility for a large-scale capital development program that included the rebranding of more than 1,000 wholesale stores across the United States. Management of the program included extensive consensus-building among stakeholders, contractor management, construction monitoring, and quality control.

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Shawn M. Kinder
  • Shawn M. Kinder serves as a strategic advisor to the operators of major airports worldwide, consulting on a broad range of facility, commercial, and strategic issues. Mr. Kinder is experienced in managing and preparing master plans, airport layout plans, benefit-cost analyses, facility programming plans, and other efforts related to improving the efficiency of airports and aviation systems. He has assisted the operators of airports ranging in size from the world's busiest to small general aviation facilities. Since 2001, Mr. Kinder served as Project Manager for OMP planning, leading tasks such as concept development/feasibility assessment; master planning, including preparation of the Airport Layout Plan set; scope definition and development; operational analyses to support the Federal Aviation Administration's Environmental Impact Statement for the project; benefit-cost analyses; facility programming; tenant/user business deal negotiations; and implementation advisory services. Mr. Kinder is currently serving as a senior advisor to the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and other airport management teams, while also serving as a senior researcher on projects for the Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program.

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Bonnie A. Ossege
  • Bonnie A. Ossege joined R&A in 1996 and her planning experience has centered on the development and negotiation of airline agreements and financial analyses associated with the implementation of capital development programs, including development of the analyses and documentation necessary to support the issuance of airport revenue bonds. She has analyzed the financial feasibility of airport capital improvement projects, developed Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) strategies and prepared PFC applications, analyzed customer facility charges (CFCs) for rental car facilities, developed debt capacity analyses, prepared strategic business plans, and developed the financial analyses/funding plans for many master plan updates. Since 2009, she has led R&A's planning work for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) with development of both the Rates and Charges Workshop and the PFC Workshop, including development of topics for workshop sessions, coordination of speakers, administration and logistics coordination with AAAE's staff related to the workshop, and serving as both moderator and presenter. Ms. Ossege has extensive knowledge of the FAA's Rates and Charges Policy and widespread experience in the development of airline rates and charges models designed for the ongoing calculation of airline rates and charges by airport staff members. She has conducted many training sessions at airports to provide the maximum benefits of R&A-developed financial models for airport staff.

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Colleen E. Quinn, P.E.
  • Colleen E. Quinn, P.E. has nearly 30 years of experience in aviation planning and design and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Her experience includes terminal and facility planning, airfield planning, airport utility master planning, environmental planning, all phases of design and project coordination, construction operations analyses and phasing, Airport Layout Plan development, and aircraft parking and maneuvering analyses. Ms. Quinn is recognized in the industry for her expertise in airport construction planning and operations analyses. She has been actively involved in numerous terminal planning initiatives, such as the management and delivery of services for the Chicago Midway International Airport Terminal Development Program including all airside planning and development of the Program Criteria Document; the United Airlines O'Hare Terminal Maximization Study; the Miami International Airport South Terminal Programming Study; the Jacksonville International Airport Terminal Expansion Program; the Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport Concourse C Expansion Study and design, a concourse expansion study at El Paso International Airport, and a terminal expansion study at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.. In addition, Ms. Quinn has managed numerous facilities planning studies, several environmental assessments, and Ricondo's on-call planning services at Cleveland Hopkins, Denver, and El Paso International Airports.

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Pete Ricondo, P.E.
  • Pete Ricondo, P.E., has over 20 years of experience in airport planning and conceptual design. He recently served as the Principal Investigator for development of the Airport Cooperative Research Program's Handbook for Strategic Planning in the Airport Industry (ACRP Report 20). According to the National Academies, this Handbook "provides practical guidance on the strategic planning process for airport board members, directors, and department leaders." Additionally, Mr. Ricondo conducted several analyses for siting the Airport Traffic Control Tower at Reagan Washington National Airport and subsequently assisted with an aircraft parking study for the airport's north terminal. Mr. Ricondo also conducted demand/capacity analyses for Chicago O'Hare and Midway and San Francisco International Airports and provided general consulting services to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, for which he developed project books/preliminary design guidelines for future cargo facilities at Miami International Airport. He had a key role in the planning and design of the airfield signage program at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and served as Resident Engineer during its initial implementation. Mr. Ricondo recently served as Project Manager for the Strategic Master Plan and Business Plan for Palm Beach International Airport; he currently serves as Project Manager for the firm's on-call planning services for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

Ramon Ricondo
  • Ramon Ricondo is the founder and President of Ricondo. His primary focus has been on strategic planning, facilities/operations planning, and aviation demand forecasting. Since the 1980s, Mr. Ricondo has provided clients with strategic planning services that have focused on issues ranging from facility development strategies to air service, regulatory, and legislative issues. He has participated in strategic planning studies at numerous United States airports, including Chicago O'Hare, Miami, and San Antonio International Airports, where he has evaluated the effects of various planning alternatives over a 40-year planning horizon. Mr. Ricondo is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives, the Transportation Research Board, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Jeffrey W. Stanley
  • Jeffrey W. Stanley has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. Since joining R&A in 2012, Mr. Stanley has led the firm's forecasting, economic analysis, and air service analysis service areas. He has developed demand forecasts for many of the industry’s largest airports including those in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, and Denver. He assists airport clients with a variety of needs, from broad strategy development to analytical support for general planning and finance-related purposes. He has provided air service analysis for airports of varying sizes, identifying potential new service opportunities, at-risk existing services, and instances of leakage between competing airports. In addition, he has analyzed the value of airline routes and hubs from the perspective of airports and the airlines serving them. Mr. Stanley's work with R&A is supported by nearly 17 years of experience working at United Airlines and Continental Airlines, for which he provided strategic, analytical, and financial leadership in several key areas, including route planning, revenue management, regulatory and international affairs, and alliance/joint venture development and management. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from The University of Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Mark D. Taylor
  • Mark D. Taylor has nearly 30 years of experience in airport financial and economic planning, with extensive experience preparing financial feasibility studies in support of airport bond issuance for capital programs. He also has a wide range of experience preparing aviation demand forecasts for airports throughout the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Mr. Taylor has assisted airports with the development and implementation of large-scale capital programs, in varying phases of the development process, from forecasting needs through financing and implementation.

R. Douglas Trezise, P.E.
  • R. Douglas Trezise, P.E., has over 25 years of experience in airport facilities and operations planning, and has provided consulting services at some of the largest airports in the United States. Mr. Trezise has participated in or led planning efforts at Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway International Airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, William P. Hobby Airport and Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, Miami International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Port Columbus International Airport, San Antonio International Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport, and Tampa International Airport, among others. Most recently, he led development of the Master Plan for the O'Hare Modernization Program, which recommends reconfiguration of the airfield at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, including the development of one new runway and the relocation of three other runways.

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Geoffrey A. Wheeler
  • Geoffrey A. Wheeler is a senior officer in Ricondo's airport financial practice and business planning areas. Mr. Wheeler joined Ricondo in 1996, following 19 years of experience in aviation management, operations, and consulting. He assists clients in accessing the revenue bond market, having participated in over $3.9 billion in airport revenue bond financings for airports such as: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Dayton International, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Jackson-Evers International, Lehigh Valley International, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Los Angeles International, Oakland International, Northwest Arkansas Regional, Saipan International, Salt Lake City International, Savannah International, Southwest Florida International, and T. F. Green Airports. Mr. Wheeler has also assisted many clients with the development and financing of consolidated rental car facilities, including the Kenton County Airport Board (Cincinnati), the New Orleans Aviation Board, the Port of Seattle, Rhode Island Airport Corporation, Wayne County Airport Authority (Detroit). Mr Wheeler has advised numerous airport operators on their ability to complete capital programs and is the firm's officer-in-charge for the State of Hawaii's $1.7 billion planned terminal modernization program at Honolulu International Airport. Mr. Wheeler has assisted the Commonwealth Ports Authority (Saipan), Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (Allentown, Pennsylvania), Maryland Aviation Administration, and the Wayne County Airport Authority with litigation and arbitration matters. He has also developed numerous PFC applications and coordinated with the FAA on behalf of Ricondo clients, as well as developed, negotiated, and implemented airline agreements. His previous experience at a major passenger airline's properties and facilities department provides insight into the "other side of the table" in airline negotiations and provides Mr. Wheeler a wider perspective and broader understanding of what it takes to successfully conclude airline negotiations.

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John C. Williams
  • John C. Williams is Officer-in-Charge of Ricondo's on-call facilities and environmental planning services for Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and other airports operated and being planned by the Clark County Department of Aviation; various facilities and environmental planning services for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; environmental documentation in support of the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at Bob Hope Airport; the Boston Airport Noise Study; environmental analyses associated with the development of compliant Runway Safety Areas at Reagan Washington National Airport; and an environmental assessment (EA) for runway improvements at Lexington Blue Grass Airport. He was Officer-in-Charge for a 14 CFR Part 150 noise compatibility program (NCP) update for Las Vegas McCarran International Airport; environmental planning assistance related to an environmental impact statement (EIS) for west terminal development at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; a 14 CFR Part 150 NCP update for Reagan Washington National Airport; an EA for a regional heliport in southern Nevada; and an EA for the construction of Terminal 3 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. He also managed the 14 CFR Part 150 NCP update for San Antonio International Airport. While employed with another aviation consulting firm, Mr. Williams managed the airfield planning and subsequent EAs for three major runway improvements at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport; a 14 CFR Part 150 NCP for Portland International Airport; the supplemental EIS for land acquisition and a replacement terminal at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (now Bob Hope) Airport; and aircraft noise exposure assessments for the EIS for a third parallel runway at Memphis International Airport - a major hub for both FedEx and Northwest Airlines.

Kristina L. Woodward
  • Since joining Ricondo in 2002, Kristina L. Woodward has assisted airport operators with developing and implementing business-oriented investment plans. She has comprehensive knowledge of airport finance and experience measuring the value of projects. Ms. Woodward has been involved with some of the largest and most complex bond issuances, grant applications, and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) applications in the United States. Her experience includes financial feasibility analyses, benefit-cost analyses, PFC applications, rental car Customer Facility Charge analyses, Federal Aviation Administration Letter of Intent grant applications, funding negotiations support, transaction due diligence, and a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan. In addition to her financial consulting experience, Ms. Woodward has extensive knowledge of airport operations. She has participated in and led major airport performance analytical projects, and she has applied her understanding of operational data to evaluate and aid project funding strategies, including the associated communicative process with various airport stakeholders. Ms. Woodward is currently serving on the Airport Council International (ACI) World Economic Standing Committee and the ACI-North America Finance Committee.

Holland A. Young
  • Holland A. Young has more than 30 years of aviation experience including airport master plans, sustainability management plans, site selection studies, commercial development plans, environmental assessments, and air service analyses. He has managed successful community involvement programs and award-winning educational outreach programs, given more than 400 public presentations, developed public relations and consensus building plans, and managed successful marketing campaigns. He has prepared master plans for Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, San Diego International Airport, San Antonio International Airport, Bahrain International Airport, and Sacramento International Airport, among others. As the former Planning and Environmental Manager for the development of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Mr. Young was responsible for all planning and environmental efforts in the successful conversion of the former Air Force base.

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