Aviation planning leader Barbara Michael comes out of retirement
I’m thrilled to introduce our newest aviation team member to you: Barbara Michael, AICP, has come out of retirement to join Mead & Hunt as a senior airport planner and senior technical advisor. Barbara’s nearly 50 years of experience will be a great addition to our team of aviation planning professionals.
Barbara previously led the national aviation planning practice for another consulting firm and managed dozens of airport planning projects at airports such as Bradley International, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Cleveland-Hopkins International, Dallas Love Field, Jacksonville International, General Mitchell International, Palm Beach International, Louisville International and Stewart International. One of her final projects before retiring was in Vietnam where she managed a project funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
In addition to managing projects, Barbara also served as principal-in-charge and senior advisor for projects at major airports throughout the U.S. For example, she was the principal-in-charge for the North Carolina Airports System Plan and senior technical advisor for the Cleveland Part 150 study. She is a former Federal Aviation Administration environmental planner, an expert in federal land releases and has extensive experience in community outreach.
Though Barbara has experience with airports of all sizes, she has particularly strong experience with medium- and large-hub airports, adding strength to Mead & Hunt’s large-hub resume.
In her new position, Barbara will help support Mead & Hunt’s aviation planning and environmental group as our company continues to provide airport consulting services for some of the most complex airports in the U.S. In fact, anyone who knows Barbara well knows that she is passionate about mentoring. She has a lot of knowledge to share and will mentor both our younger staff as well as our emerging workforce of talented airport planners, environmental specialists and project managers to help them grow and develop.
Beyond aviation, Barbara enjoys travel, opera, cooking, reading, yoga, playing bridge and baking bread. She was a Peace Corps volunteer and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kentuckians for Better Transportation.
So after a very successful career spanning nearly half a century of service to the aviation industry, and all those hobbies to keep her busy, why did Barbara come out of retirement to join Mead & Hunt? I’ll let Barbara tell you that.
We are very excited to have Barbara on board. Please help me in welcoming Barbara Michael to the Mead & Hunt family!
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