GBA is expanding its transportation services to include aviation. To help with the new focus, GBA has hired Ed Young as the aviation market leader. He will be headquartered in the Lenexa, KS office with efforts focused on growing GBA’s presence as a trusted partner with aviation consultants and airports within the FAA Central Region. Young’s specialties include airport planning, airspace, land acquisition, project financing, public engagement and environmental issues.
“We’re looking to increase GBA’s transportation group to include all modes of transportation and offer a more well-rounded service to our clients and the community. Ed brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the aviation sector and we’re excited to grow this group with him,” said Jim Jarrett, GBA’s Bridge Group Principal and Vice President.
Ed brings 20 years of aviation experience, most notably as the Director of Aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division. During his time there the division was recognized with several awards including the President’s Award for Aviation from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Engineers. Along with Ed’s aviation experience he also spent several years in city and county government serving as a city administrator, county administrator and county counselor.