Both Will Assume New Roles In October
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced
this week the addition of two new staff members.
Christopher R. Bidwell -- currently Managing Director, Security,
at the Air Transport Association (ATA) -- will join ACI-NA as Vice
President of Security and Facilitation on October 13. Christopher
J. Oswald, currently a Director at Jacobs Consultancy, will join
the ACI-NA staff as Vice President of Safety and Technical
Operations on October 20.
"We are excited to welcome both Chris Bidwell and Chris Oswald
to the ACI-NA team," said Greg Principato, ACI-NA President. "They
are recognized experts in their field, with extensive experience
that will greatly benefit airports and enhance our
Bidwell comes to ACI-NA from the Air Transport Association (ATA)
where he served as Managing Director, Security. In that position,
Bidwell works closely with the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and
Prior to joining ATA in 2002, Bidwell served as Manager,
Corporate Security, for American Airlines, and prior to that was
Director of Safety and Security at Reno Air. He also worked with
United Airlines as Senior Staff Investigator of Inflight Safety and
Staff Engineer, Occupational and Environmental Safety.
Bidwell holds a master's degree in Aviation Safety from Central
Missouri State University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology
from University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also serves as chairman
of the DHS Aviation Sector Coordinating Council.
Oswald currently serves as a Director for Jacobs Consultancy in
Washington, DC, where he specializes in the evaluation of airfield
and airspace capacity, airfield simulation, airport planning, and
airspace obstruction analyses. He has worked with many North
American airports, including Boston-Logan, Chicago-O'Hare, Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Memphis, Norfolk,
Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle-Tacoma international airports.
While Oswald has spent much of his professional career with Leigh
Fisher Associates and Jacobs Consultancy, he also worked with
Aviation and Airport Professionals and P & D Aviation on a
number of airport planning and design projects.
Oswald holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the
University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in
Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.