HNTB’s Laddie Irion elected to chair the board of directors for ACI-NA World Business Partners/Associates

Serving a one-year term to lead the group of business organizations supporting the airport industry

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2017) – Laddie Irion, HNTB Corporation’s national aviation market sector leader and senior vice president, was elected to chair the 2018 board of directors for Airports Council International – North America, World Business Partners and Associates. The election results were announced during a special reception at the 2017 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition on Sept. 19, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Irion previously served on the board of directors and was previously chair of this board in 2010.  The ACI-NA’s WBP/Associates board represents the ACI-NA members that are business organizations that support the airport industry. 

“I’m pleased to continue my leadership within ACI-NA and to support the airports and businesses that are members of this important industry association.  Now more than ever, it is important that we continue to work together to deliver the facilities and programs at North American airports that are necessary to provide the safe and efficient transit of passengers and goods to grow the economy,” said Irion.

In his role as HNTB’s national aviation market sector leader, Irion works closely with industry leadership to achieve strategic goals and broaden the range of value-based consulting services that HNTB provides its aviation clients. Irion is based in Tampa, Florida. 

According to Engineering News-Record’s Top Design Firms Sourcebook for 2017, HNTB moved up in the rankings to the top six airport consulting firms in the United States.

HNTB’s many signature aviation projects include design of the air traffic control tower at San Francisco International Airport; design of the T2 West “Green Build” terminal expansion at San Diego International Airport; program management at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; architectural and engineering and design services at Los Angeles International Airport; design and construction management of runway status lights implementation at airports across the country; program management and owner’s representative services for Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway airports; program management and construction management for the Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport; taxiway design, construction services improvements and terminal planning study at Kansas City International Airport; and master plan update for Tampa International Airport. The firm’s largest ongoing aviation project is serving as architect of record for design of the new South Terminal C at Orlando International Airport.  

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