Shawn Schroeder, A.A.E

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Executive Summary

Shawn Schroeder is the Assistant Airport Director at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, where he oversees the day-day operations including airfield safety, maintenance, facilities, security, and capital projects. Schroeder also oversees the capital improvement development program, and all construction activities to ensure compliance with federal, state and local procedures. In addition, he assists in lease negotiations, air service development, and business development.

Prior to joining Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Schroeder served as the Assistant Director of Aviation at Springfield Branson National Airport, where he oversaw the day-day operations including airfield safety, maintenance, facilities, security, grounds services, and capital projects Schroeder was vital in the development and construction of a terminal, ARFF Station, Fuel Farm and Consolidated Rental Car Facility. Schroeder was critical in the coordination, and relocation of the facility. In addition, he oversaw and managed of a variety of construction projects ranging from landside, airside and a terminal redevelopment project.

Schroeder has over 25 years of aviation experience specializing in operations, maintenance, security, and emergency procedures. Schroeder held other operations positions ranging from non- hub to medium hub airports in Texas, California, and Missouri.

Schroeder has received an undergraduate degree in Aviation Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri. Schroeder has participated in He is a licensed pilot and an accredited member of the American Association of Airport, Past President of the Missouri Airport Managers Association, Past President of the Great Lakes Chapter, AAE, and served as a Past Board of Director for the AAAE.

Experience Highlights

Brownsville South Padre International Island

Assistant Airport Director

  • Responsible for planning, organization of and facilitation of the development and airfield maintenance, police, and emergency management.
  • Directly responsible for the safe and secure operation and maintenance of all runways, taxiways, airport grounds and infrastructure.
  • Coordinates with the public, high level management, airlines, airport concessionaires, regarding relevant airport concerns and issues.  Meet with the Airport Board monthly to discuss operational aspects of the airport.
  • Marketing, air service development, lease facilitation, and development of non-aeronautical revenue opportunities.

Springfield-Branson National Airport

Assistant Director of Aviation

  • Responsible for the planning and organization of airport administration, maintenance, police, ground service and ARFF departments.
  • Oversaw financial development of short and long term budgeting for capital improvement strategies
  • Reviewed and recommended policies and procedures regarding security and public safety – Served as liaison between TSA, CBP, and the Airport.
  • Coordinated with engineers, project managers, and contractors during all phases of airport construction projects.
  • Played a primary role in the development of a $116.9 million dollar Midfield Terminal Project and managed annual capital improvement needs.

Valley International Airport

Assistant Director of Aviation

  • Responsible for the overall operation of airport planning, administration, and maintenance.
  • Capital improvement planning and emergency service management.
  • Assisted the Director of Finance in grant preparation and development.

McAllen-Miller International Airport

Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance

  • Oversaw the development and implementation of Airport operations and maintenance
  • Responsible for day to day operations including safety, security, facility management, and the management of a $1.5 million dollar budget.
  • Directly supervised, coordinated, and managed all construction and communication activities for the Airport.

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport

Airport Operations Supervisor

  • Conducted daily inspections of runways, taxiways, apron areas, terminal, concessionaires, parking facilities, and public roadways.
  • Responsible for all emergency response and acted as a liaison between all departments, tenants, and airport stakeholders.
  • Supervised a team of Operations Coordinators and coordinated with Airport maintenance.

Midland International Airport

Airport Operations Supervisor

  • Conducted daily inspections of runways, taxiways, apron areas, terminal, concessionaires, parking facilities, and public roadways.
  • Coordinated the daily activities of airport the Airport Operations control Center and oversaw the training of Airport Operations Agents.

Education

M.A., Public Affairs, university of Missouri
B.S., Aviation Administration, California State University Los Angeles