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Board of Directors

The Washington Airports Task Force is privileged, as its Board of Directors comprises leaders from many walks of life who have changed the world around them.

The WATF Board of Directors is composed of fifty-five (55) members representative of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland, elected annually by the WATF membership during their Annual General Meeting. The membership seeks a Board of Directors which is innovative, diversified across commercial and citizen interests, as well as the geography of the region.

The board meets a minimum four times a year at approximately quarterly intervals and is responsible for:

  1. Setting the organization's goals and policies.
  2. Electing the organization's officers and an Executive Committee to which the Board delegates responsibility for day-to-day activities.
  3. Providing resources to reach the goals set.
  4. Extending the organization's reach and ability to accomplish its objectives.

Charles V. Stipancic, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
President & CEO, Aviation Facilities Company, Inc.
Keith W. Meurlin
Washington Airports Task Force
Joseph R. Abidin
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Ronald D. Abramson
Shareholder, Washington Office
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Theodore Austell, III
Vice President
The Boeing Company
Kenneth AyersSVP, Commercial BankingTruist Bank
Cellerino Bernardino

DCT Consult, LLC
David Birtwistle
A Public Policy and Community
Development Consultant

The Honorable Marion C. Blakely

Robert E. BuchananPrincipalBuchanan Partners, LLC
Douglas N. Carter, AIA
Principal-In-ChargeDavis, Carter, Scott Ltd.
General John R. Dailey

USMC (ret.)
William H. Dean
President & CEOM.C. Dean, Inc.
Mark Flynn
DirectorVirginia Department of Aviation
Kenneth E. Gazzola
President & CEO
Four Starts Aviation, Inv.
Martin G. Hamberger
Chairman, General Counsel & Treasurer
Integrus Holdings, Inc.
John D. Hardesty, Jr.

Stanley E. Harrison
Chairman Emeritus
Washington Airports Task Force
Todd P. HaymoreManaging Director, Global Economic Development,
Commerce and Government Relations
Hunton Andrews Kurth
John T. Hazel, Jr.
The Honorable A. Linwood Holton, Jr.   

Todd R. House
Manager, Economic Development   
Tadeusz (Ted) LewisSenior PrincipalTerracon
Paul LibertyVice President, Government & Community Relations     George Mason University
Kathleen LinehanPresidentALPHA CORPORATION
Juliana MaySenior Vice PresidentJLL
John Marriott, III

Tanya C. Matthews
PresidentTMG Construction Corporation
The Honorable T. Allan McArtor
Chairman Emeritus
Airbus Americas, Inc.
Clay McConnell
VP, Communications
Airbus Americas, Inc.
Carolina Mederos
PrincipalSquire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Mary Miller
VP Industry & Government Affairs 
Signature Flight Support
The Honorable John G. Milliken
Senior Fellow in Residence
George Mason University
The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta

Mineta and Associates
Michael O'ReillyThe O'Reilly Law Firm
Steven B. Peterson
PrincipalPeterson Real Estate
Thomas F. Pumpelly
President & CEO
PCI Financial Group
Joe RitcheyExecutive Vice PresidentTranswestern
Leo J. Schefer

Mark Sharer
Mid-Atlantic Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ellen R. Stofan, PhDJohn and Adrienne Mars DirectorNational Air and Space Museum
Kurt Thompson
Executive Vice President
David Traynham

Boeing (ret.)
Andrew VanHornExecutive Vice PresidentJBG Smith
Jerry A. Van Voorhis
President & CEO
ACRE Investment Management, LLC
Martin D. Walsh, Esquire

Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC
David C. Whitestone
PartnerHolland & Knight LLP, Partner
Paul Wiedefeld
Chief Executive Officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
The Honorable Tony Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Federal City Council
Ex-officio Nonvoting Members
Victor HoskinsPresident and CEOFairfax County Economic Development Authority
Buddy RizerDirectorLoudoun County Economic Development