Where: Spokane Club Downtown
Presenter: Larry Krauter, CEO of Spokane International Airport
Program: Managing a Portfolio with Major Regional Consequences! Leadership where every project failure makes the national news
When: Febrary 21
3:30 2 PDU Pre Dinner sessions - Click here for details!
5:30 Check in and networking
6:00 Dinner is served
6:15 Chapter announcements
6:30-7:30 Keynote Speaker
Managing a Portfolio with Major Regional Consequences
Leadership where every project failure makes the national news!
Every seasoned PM has experienced the excitement and challenge of running a high-profile, high-visibility project. Very few, if any, are more high-profile than an airport like Spokane International Airport (SIA), a 6,100-acre operation serving five airlines and two air cargo carriers making it Washington state’s second largest. It has an annual economic impact of $791 million due to spending by passengers, employees and businesses. The airport is significant and valuable because it stimulates and supports high-level manufacturing jobs and tourism.
Larry Krauter, CEO, SIA pursues the goal of increasing that value in the midst of commercial, corporate and general aviation flights (each one a project), millions of passengers, five airlines and regulatory agencies from multiple levels of government (each one a stakeholder). There are the ongoing challenges presented by weather conditions, economic forces, and legislative activities that directly impact the Airport’s operations. Larry describes it as ‘a symphony of coordination’ but you’d call it a portfolio of programs and projects with critical schedule deadlines and deliverables that require operational performance excellence to ensure that customers are not negatively impacted from a safety and efficiency perspective.
Join us for an intimate and exciting voyage as you hear how the amazing management of all these projects impact your life … and not just when you’re waiting to board a flight! Pre-registration is required and a sell-out is expected.
The Spokane Club is located at 1002 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Larry Krauter was named CEO of Spokane Airports in March, 2011. He previously served as the CEO of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority in Lehigh Valley, PA, where he was responsible for operating a three-airport system. While there, Larry also held the positions of Director of Planning & Engineering and COO. He was also Chairman of the City of Bethlehem Planning Commission. He started his aviation career as an Airport Planner working for the City of Columbus, OH, Division of Airports and prior to that also worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation on bridge and highway projects. Larry is an Accredited Airport Executive, licensed member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, holds multiple certifications from the Construction Specifications Institute, and is a graduate of Ohio State University.