NYAMA Fall Conference



Full Conference registration includes the following conference meals: 

  • Monday, 9/13/21: Opening Reception, Dinner on your own
  • Tuesday, 9/14/21: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Frog Alley 
  • Wednesday, 9/15/21: Breakfast

Daily conference registration includes the following conference meals: 

  • Daily Only for Tuesday, 9/14/21: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Daily Plus Evening for Tuesday 9/14/21: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Frog Alley

Monday, September 13, 2021

11:00 AM

Golf Course- Mohawk Golf Club-(Pre-Registration required) Click Here to visit the website. Lunch will be included

10:15 AM – 4:15 PM Schenectady Rivers Casino/Ale Trail Experience
6:00 - 6:45PM NYAMA Business Meeting
7:00-8:00PM Reception and Networking
Following Reception Dinner On Your Own


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

7:00 AM Registration
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Opening Ceremony
9:00-10:30 State of the State
10:30-11:00 Exhibitor/Cleaning Breaking
11:05 - 11:55 AM

General Session:
DBE/ACDBE Goals, Plans, and Compliance

Speaker: Taffy Pippin -President - Taffy Pippin Consulting, LLC

12:00pm-12:50 pm

General Session: FBO/General Aviation

Moderator: Mark Heefner Commissioner of Aviation for the Greater Binghamton Airport

Speaker: Raymond Detor Jr- Owns and operates 5GO/Le Roy Airport

Robert Herloski-Treasurer of the Williamson Flying Club (WFC)

Richard Leppert -President and General Manager/Airport Manager KPEO

12:55 - 1:55 PM

Luncheon Keynote Speaker- Mark Little  

Mark Little retired from GE in 2015 after a 37-year career. A company officer for 22 years, Mark served as a senior leader running both technology teams and mult-billion dollar global businesses. His last role at GE was Senior Vice President/Director of GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of GE.

2:00 - 2:30 PM Economic Impact Study Update
2:35 - 3:25 PM

General Session: State of UAS 

Speaker: Brian Pitre Co-Founder and CEO of SkyOp.com

3:30 - 4:00 PM Exhibitor Break
4:00 - 4:50 PM

General Session: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Moderators: Dani Brown- Director of Talent & Culture for BCA Architects and Engineers and Gerardo Mendoza recently retired from the New York State Department of Transportation 


Ainsley Thomas - Chief Diversity Officer at Hudson Valley Community College

Mike Hall-  President of PFA Consulting

Brenda BaddamAssistant Attorney General  for the Office of the NYS Attorney General and Latina Affairs Activist

Samuel Caldwell - Interim Chief Diversity Officer & Assistant Vice President for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion University at Albany

Juliet R. Jordan- MPA Candidate, Cornell University, KITH, PFA Consulting

4:50 - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks 
6:30- 10:00 PM NYAMA Reception- Frog Alley Brewery


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

7:00am- 8:00am Breakfast
8:10AM- 9:00AM

General Session: •Future of Air Service and Marketing 

Moderator- Shelley LaRose-Arken- Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation


John Kirby- Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines

Edward Shelswell-White- Chief Customer Officer and Managing Member- Sky Synergy LLC and Land Air Labs LLC

9:10 AM- 10:00 AM

CEO Forum

Moderator- Andrew Moore, C.M, Airport Director and NYAMA President