On-boarded four passenger and four cargo airlines to ATL in less than two years
Build key relationships with Airport stakeholders from Airport, City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia, and at the Federal level
Established personal relationships with target airlines executives
With the support of the Planning and Development Department, accomplished the completion of a truck staging lot to improve cargo throughput
An accomplished economic development professional with over 15 years of experience creating wealth and employment to support public or private corporate interests, driving deeper cooperation towards engaging stakeholders in negotiations, building economic growth through dialogue, sound research, charismatic influence, offering comprehensive project management, policy and program development to support development of a company, sector or an economy.
International Exhibitions and Trade Shows
Marketing and Promotion
Fluent in French, Spanish and English
Proficiency Connecting People
Manage Budget and Finance
Leadership and Diplomacy
11/2016 to Current
Director, Air Service DevelopmentHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 6000 North Terminal Pkwy, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30320
Direct, coordinate, oversee, plan and conduct activities on a daily basis related air service development targeting over 12 international airlines, major exporters, and international ground handling companies.
Serve as a key member of the management team in development and execution of its passenger and cargo development strategic objectives achieving 5.5% growth in passenger and for cargo 4.2%.
Direct, plans and oversees passenger and cargo air service development for 14 international and domestic passenger and 22 cargo airlines, including on-boarding 4 new passenger and 4 new cargo airlines in 2 years.
Build partnerships with parties necessary to aid in process of creating cargo development jobs with a community impact of over 27,000 jobs and 626,000 metric tons of cargo.
Lead international promotion and showcasing passenger and cargo through development presentations in 4 major global exhibitions and conferences.
Manage internal staff and 2 Air Service Development contracts comprising a team of 13 specialized professional consultants.
Drive improvements in standard of air service in cooperation with departments of Properties, TSA, CBP, Security, Guest Relations, International Affairs, and Planing and Development.
Collaborate with public-private partnerships with the Mayor's and Governor's Offices, Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Metro Atlanta Chamber.
03/2015 to 08/2015
Director of Marketing (Interim)Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 6000 North Terminal Pkwy, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30320
Directed Marketing and Promotion of all services provided by the airport in all departments.
Coordinated ATL participation in 2 air service development air cargo shows worldwide.
Oversight of the production of marketing materials from a team of 2 creative staff.
Lead collaborative efforts to growth air service in Atlanta with federal government agencies including Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security
Administration, Agriculture Department, and the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
Collaborated with Properties and Planning and Development on $6 billion capital improvement infrastructural projects to support air service development growth in long-term.
Managed Unit budget and finances of over $8 million dollars.
Directed the collection and analysis of airport statistical information monthly and distributed to industry representatives and the
02/2015 to 10/2016
Manager, Cargo Air Service DevelopmentHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 4000 North Terminal Pkwy, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30320
Lead air service development cargo activities leading to introduction of 4 new international cargo airlines to ATL.
Acted as Manager, Air Service Development for Passenger leading to on-boarding of 2 new international airlines and 2 domestic air services.
Served as a key member of management team in
development and execution of its passenger and cargo development strategic
Developed and maintained personal relationships with airline executives in targeted markets.
Built partnerships with airport authority and
State stakeholders to find innovative solutions to improving air service standards.
Travel at least 50% to market and showcase passenger
and cargo service through business presentations at international conferences and exhibitions.
Revised and managed the Air Incentive Program to attract new air service to Atlanta.
Manage staff and over 3 projects related to Air Service Development.
04/2012 to 02/2015
International Trade ConsultantIndependent Trade and Economic Contractor – 2220 Miller Avenue, Coatesville, PA 16320
Designed over 12 training courses on trade agreements, trade policy including the World Trade Organization for private sector and government representatives in 15 countries.
Conducted 4 research on economic issues and disseminated research findings through technical reports to stakeholders.
Evaluated international trade programs, provided advice on trade law based on private sector needs, performed due diligence on other development partners, and made recommendations to institutions.
Provided technical support to Fortune 2000 U.S. based $69 billion multinational company on trade and market strategy.
08/2011 to 03/2012
Manager, Trade and Export DevelopmentThe Caribbean Export Development Agency – St. Michael's, Barbados
Managed component of a trade promotion project valued at $6 million.
Advised 15 governments on policy development, strategic planning, coordination and administrative support for export development, growth, wealth creation, and poverty alleviation.
Developed and coordinated 60 musicians and team of 7 staff to an international exhibition in Europe including training, support and management of booth space.
Defined performance expectations and objectives for staff of 8 professionals.
07/2010 to 07/2011
Trade Promotion ConsultantInternational Trade Center – Geneva, Switzerland
Offered customized and specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills in public and private sector in 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Conducted research on economic issues and disseminated research findings through technical reports and visits with stakeholders on supply chain management of agriculture in Jamaica.
Spearheaded rehabilitation project in coordination with other development agencies for Haiti coffee production after the 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
01/2008 to 06/2010
Training OfficerWorld Trade Organization (WTO) – Geneva, Switzerland
Conducted research on economic issues and disseminated research findings through oral and written technical reports to the Director of the WTO's Training Institute.
Designed and implemented new procedures and a database system to improve efficiencyand output of hiring consultants for the WTO.
Designed and delivered training courses, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials to government officials, and private sector representatives in over 30 missions in Geneva and abroad.
09/2004 to 12/2007
Diplomat (Chargé d'Affaires - Head of Mission)Embassy of Caribbean States United Nations & World Trade Organization – Geneva, Switzerland
Built personal relationships for trade alliances among country delegates of 165 members of the WTO and among non-governmental organizations in Geneva.
Chaired 12-country member group of Ambassadors for 2 years.
Credited with providing technical support to proposals on all 22 WTO topics of interest in Hong Kong at WTO Ministerial Conference.
Prepared budgets, managed expenditures, provided audited reports to sponsors on $3 million budget over three years.
Directed 4 technical and administrative staff and several contractors.
Established the first diplomatic embassy for 6 Caribbean countries in Geneva.
09/1994 to 08/2004
Senior Economist/Marketing OfficerMinistry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – Saint John's, Antigua
Formulated national policies and provided overall direction of trade policy within guidelines set by governing body.
Credited with showcasing the first major national exhibition of local goods representing over 200 companies.
Supported over 30 manufacturers in accessing domestic and markets.
01/1989 to 01/1991
Airline AssociateLIAT AIRLINES – V.C. Bird International Airport
Managed courier package and team member of air cargo service for a hub airline.
Prepared and received Airwaybills and manifests for cargo consignments.
Provided cargo ground handling services to major international airlines -Lufthansa, Caribbean Airlines, Continental, Condor, Virgin Atlantic, Carib Express, and other international charters.
Conducted daily cargo sales and revenue collection and reporting.
Master of Science: Economic Development Universidad Catolica Santo Domingo - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bachelor of Science: Economics and Management University of the West Indies - Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
Airports Council International (ACI), International Airport Professional (Candidate 2017)
Airports Council International (ACI), Airport Executive Leadership Program (AELP), Candidate 2017
English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Spanish (Full professional proficiency)
French (Professional working proficiency)
Civic Organizations & Highlights
Executive Board Member of the Atlanta Air Cargo Association (AACA)
Advisory Board Member of Clayton State University, School of Supply Chain Management
Partners in Aviation Career Day Program for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Panelist on Atlanta Regional Commission Mega-infrastructure Workshop
Big Red Truck ATL support for over 500 children under 10 Christmas program