Advanced Air Mobility and Airports: A Moderated Debate on the Near Future of Aviation

October 5, 2021 | 2-3 p.m. ET | Virtual

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This webinar will feature an exciting and friendly debate between key stakeholders in the growth of advance air mobility (AAM). The focus will be on how this new entrant will impact airport and aviation in the short term, and what the best path forward is for both the protection of traditional aviation and growth of AAM. 


This webinar is free to AAAE members and $65 for non-members.

Questions? Contact Dan Reilly.



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Mr. Justin T. Barkowski

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Alexandria, VA

Justin Barkowski is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for the American Association of Airport Executives. In his role, Justin represents and advocates for AAAE's members before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies overseeing the U.S. aviation industry. Prior to joining AAAE, Justin managed regulatory and policy issues at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), particularly airmen certification, aircraft certification, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Justin served on the Drone Advisory Subcommittee, the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, and co-chaired the 26 Coalition for UAS Safety, which brought over 20 aviation associations together to collaborate on safe UAS integration. While at AOPA, Justin also handled a number of airport compliance issues under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program. Justin began his career practicing law in California, defending aircraft part manufacturers, pilots, mechanics, airports, and others in over a dozen fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft accidents across the country. He is also an avid writer, having authored a book on aviation legislative history and articles involving federal preemption of aircraft product liability and the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Justin is an instrument-rated commercial pilot. He is a native of Southern California, but currently resides in Washington, D.C. He also loves to travel, especially visiting national parks around the country.


Mr. Clint Harper, C.M.

Urban Air Mobility Fellow
Los Angeles Department of Transportation
West Haven, UT

My background in aviation is rooted in my military career. I spent six years learning everything I could about aircraft navigation, communication, and targeting systems on the now retired AC-130H Spectre Gunship. I then transitioned from aircraft maintenance to airfield management, which is a hybrid career that starts Airmen out as aircraft dispatchers to familiarize on aircraft flight planning and performance, and then transitions to airport planning, design, and operations management. I retired from the Air Force as the Airfield Manager at Patrick Air Force Base, FL. My military service consisted of five deployments to various airfields and operating environments, and a tour as a Community College of the Air Force Instructor where I developed, implemented, and managed the Air Force's Airfield Management formal training curriculum. After retirement I returned to Utah to finish a Master's degree in City and Metropolitan Planning. I specialized in Smart Growth & Transportation, and Urban Design. I hope to combine all of my experiences and education in an aviation planning capacity. I currently work for the Utah Department of Transportation where I am working to improve surface transportation corridors, including access corridors to Utah's numerous airports. I hope to make a full time transition over to the Division of Aeronautics at some point in the future, but am learning all I can about planning and other transportation aspects in the meantime.


Ms. Adrienne Lindgren

Senior Manager, Global Partnerships
Hyundai America Technical Center
Ypsilanti, MI

Adrienne Lindgren is an urban planner and economic development professional, with a focus on integrating advanced transportation technology into the built environment to enhance urban and regional mobility outcomes. As Hyundai Urban Air Mobility’s (UAM) Lead for State and Local Partnerships, Adrienne partners with entities across the globe to better understand how UAM technology can deliver universal, affordable, and human-centered cities, while driving and supporting initiatives that increase capacity for UAM solutions in a multi-modal mobility environment. Her work is guided by principles of equity, accessibility, and ecological and fiscal sustainability. Prior to joining Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), Adrienne worked for WSP USA, an engineering services firm, where she assisted transportation owners and operators in delivering innovative transportation technology programs, while leading a new practice in aviation innovation. She has worked with international transportation and aviation authorities, airports, DOTs, and local planning entities across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK/EU. Before moving into the private sector, Adrienne spent time in local government under the Garcetti administration in the City of Los Angeles; she continues to serve local government as a private citizen through the city planning commission. She has her Bachelor’s in Politics and International Relations from Scripps College, her Master’s in Planning from University of Southern California, and she most recently completed executive education in Project Finance at London Business School.


Ms. Naashom Marx

Senior Manager of Strategic Innovation
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Cincinnati, KY

Innovating Airports; building tech economies; Returned Peace Corps Volunteer; Fan of life!


Mr. Zachary Shuman, C.M.

Aviation Program Director
Englewood, CO

As an Aviation Program Director, Zach manages Woolpert’s federal and emerging technology research and consulting. Along with unmanned aircraft integration for operational efforts, Zach assists clients with navigating advanced air mobility, including infrastructure development, strategic planning, and airspace development. As UAS and AAM emerge as an important new frontier, Zach has been integral to their growth in the aviation industry. Zach has taken the program from an early concept to the de facto leader in emerging aviation. Zach is also the principal investigator on research projects for airports response to UAS and FAA research on drones and vertiports. Zach leads the research efforts for the new vertiport design AC and regularly consults on safety risk management panels. Zach is an active part of the industry dialog and volunteers on an FAA-funded National Safe Skies Alliance airport safety board. He is also a regular speaker at national conferences on AAM implementation and safety.