Hotaling Becomes Chair of 2023 ACI-NA WBP/Associates Board of Directors
Michael Hotaling recently began his term as chair of the Airports Council International–North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners/Associates Board of Directors for 2023.
As the Voice of Airports, the ACI-NA’s mission is to advocate policies and provide services that strengthen commercial airports’ ability to serve their passengers, customers and communities. C&S is proud of Michael’s accomplishment and understands the value and importance ACI-NA provides to the aviation industry. “I am passionate about supporting the needs of our nation’s airports,” said Hotaling. “The World Business Partners/Associates Board of ACI-NA plays a pivotal role in the relationship between airport leaders and the businesses that support them. Consultants, contractors, vendors, concessionaires and other critical partners make up the board and membership of ACI-NA and this forum provides an opportunity to help airports advance the many important initiatives that will provide an even safer and more efficient aviation system. ACI-NA provides a robust forum for learning, networking and industry advocacy and I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to play a leadership role in this amazing organization.”
Elected by ACI-NA’s WBP/Associate Members, the group’s 2023 board members, including Michael, will represent a network of more than 400 private industry businesses that provide products, equipment and services to airports and the aviation industry. The board will also work with these organizations to address industry issues and discuss new technologies and innovative ideas. “Our work plan includes enhancing communications and fulfilling the mission statement of the board,” said Hotaling. “I look forward to working closely with WBP/Associate members to implement an important work plan during my tenure as Chair.”
Michael is the chief executive officer at C&S and previously served as the firm’s national aviation practice leader. A veteran in the aviation consulting field, Michael is well known in the industry as a visionary thinker and as an advocate for aviation issues nationwide. He has been actively engaged in ACI-NA for more than 20 years.
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Learn more at www.airportscouncil.org.