96th Annual

AAAE Conference & Exposition

April 28 – May 1, 2024

Music City Center
201 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

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About The 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition

The 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition, hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), is crucial for airport professionals aiming to boost their careers and improve airport efficiency. Set in Nashville, TN, this event is key for those in the aviation industry seeking professional growth and operational advancements.

AAAE is the go-to source for airport employees, offering necessary resources for both career and airport development. This conference showcases the latest in airport solutions and training, focusing on operational improvements, regulatory compliance, and sustainability within aviation.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the aviation industry should consider attending the 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition. This includes airport executives, managers, operational staff, and technical experts who are looking to push their careers and airports forward. It’s an essential platform for learning about the latest in management, technology, and sustainability practices.

Emerging leaders, policymakers, and regulators will also find value in attending. The conference offers a chance to network, gain new insights, and contribute to shaping the future of aviation.

Ashlee Herring Delventhal, CEM, CM

Senior Director, Response & Debris

Ashlee is a leader in the emergency management industry with a passion for supporting communities, businesses, and organizations. Ashlee uses modern, strategic approaches to develop and sustain successful programs and builds longstanding relationships with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. Ashlee’s specialties include catastrophic planning, mass evacuation and sheltering, mass casualty, airports and aviation, and large-scale special event planning.  

Prior to joining Tidal Basin, Ms. Delventhal served the emergency management community at Denver International Airport, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, FEMA, and the American Red Cross. This experience enables her to lead project teams and support clients from the perspective of an emergency manager and with a working knowledge of the public sector. 

Ashlee holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and a Master of Science in Applied Aviation Safety. She is an International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and a Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). 

Ashlee’s interest in emergency management began after Hurricane Andrew destroyed her hometown in a suburb southwest of Miami, FL in 1992. She knew she wanted to be part of the solution in disasters, instead of a bystander. In 2003 she began her career in Emergency Management. Since then, Ashlee has responded to 14 major disasters and three mass casualty accidents, while helping countless entities strengthen their preparedness programs. Ashlee currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two dogs. 

Mitigation Grants Specialist

The primary purpose of the Mitigation Grants Specialist position is to assist our clients in the implementation of their HM program(s) as well as maintain the effectiveness, efficiency, and success of the various HM programs and business management operations. The Mitigation Grants Specialist applies FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program’s guidance, with a specific focus on administering and monitoring program support assistance which is critical to effective mitigation program delivery to our clients.

This is a great opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with an expanding firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. Tidal Basin is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

Capture Manager

Tidal Basin Group, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive disaster preparedness and recovery consulting firms, is seeking an experienced Capture Manager who has a combination of business development (BD), capture, and proposal management experience to lead complex and high priority business opportunity pursuits across state and local agencies. The Capture Manager assesses the opportunity, identifies the resources needed to pursue an opportunity, builds relationships with key partners, develops winning bid strategies, pricing, teaming and proposal strategy.  

Your work will directly impact our ability to grow our state and local business and expand our offerings into existing and new markets and practice areas. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience leading State and Local Capture and have a working knowledge of CRM software. The qualified individual requires strong verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible, and confident individual with a commitment to integrity and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

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