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BOARD OF DIRECTOR 2022 ELECTIONS
 
Corporate members vote for the corporate directors.  There are (2) corporate seats up for election to represent the Corporate members.  The nine general member positions are voted from and by the General Members to represent the nine (9) Aviation Districts in the state.  Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 are up for election.
 
Board of Director elections will open up at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, and will close at 5 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2022
 
General Member Candidates:
 
STEVE CABLE
Nominated to represent District 2 – Inland Empire Region
Steven is one of the owners and the Assistant Manager at Cable Airport in Upland, California.  Steven has been working at the airport for 18 years in different capacities such as field maintenance, fuel truck operations, and overseeing airport operations.  He has been married to his wife Holly for 13 years and has 2 boys who are 8 and 4.  Steven is also a member of the local Rotary Club and volunteers at his church along with being a coach in Little League.
 
BENNY STUTH - incumbent
Nominated to represent District 4 - Central Valley Region
 

Benny has over 10 years of experience in the field of airports.  Currently Benny is the Airports Manager for Tuolumne County where he oversees two general aviation airports.  In every capacity in aviation, Benny has served both indirect and direct rolls in airport planning.  He has undertaken many assignments over the years.  Some of these efforts include Runway Safety Area Studies, Master Plans, Airport Capital Improvement Plans, best use area studies, airline route planning, runway length analysis, facility redevelopment studies, and environmental planning.

Benny is a graduate of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he received a B.S. degree in Political Science with an emphasis in international law, public law, and comparative politics.  Benny also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of California.  He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Association and California Airports.  Benny is also a member of the CalPoly Professional mentoring group, mentoring young professionals as they begin to transition from University into their career life.  Outside of saving the aviation universe one wildfire at a time, Benny enjoys spending every minute with his family who recently welcomed a daughter to the world in June, and fishing the unburnt portions of the Sierra Nevada.

 
 
SEAN MORAN
Nominated to represent District 6 - San Francisco Bay Area Region
 

Sean is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has spent a majority of his career serving airports in our region ranging from Hayward Executive Airport to San Jose International.  My current position is the Airport Manager at Livermore Municipal Airport.

Sean  is running for the ACA Board to provide a voice for the next generation of airport professionals that are making their way through our industry’s talent pipeline. Over the past year and a half, Sean has had the privilege of serving as the Co-Chair for the AAAE Young Professionals Committee and has seen first-hand, the exceptional qualities that our future generations possess.  Sean looks forward to the opportunity to serve District 6, and all airports in California as our industry pivots and evolves on issues ranging from unleaded fuel, to noise, to best practices for continued business and economic growth at airport facilities.

 
District 8 – Central Coast Region - OPEN
 
 
Corporate Candidates:
 
KELLY MOULTON - Incumbent
C & S Companies

 
Kelly Moulton is a Director of Aviation with the C&S Companies. She has more than 16 years of aviation planning, environmental, FAA compliance and development experience. Kelly provides aviation consulting services to airports of all sizes across California. She began her career with the Sacramento County Airport System and now leads the C&S office in Sacramento. She is passionate about giving back to the aviation industry, having served both at the Southwest Chapter of AAAE 2020 Summer Conference Chair and 2018 Summer Conference Co-Chair, and is the former ACI-NA Land Use Working Group.

With a background in both the public and private sectors, Kelly brings the unique perspective and insights of having worked at airports of varying sizes and types of facilities. Kelly earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis, is a Certified Member of AAAE, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.
 

MIKE DIKUNS
Armstrong Consultants

 

Mike was literally born into aviation, being an Air Force brat until the age of 11.  After earning his private pilot certificate in 1985, Mike began his official aviation career in 1986, working for various aircraft maintenance shops and FBO’s in Washington and Montana.  Mike was involved in airport management for 26 years, where he served in a variety of positions at Part 139 and GA airports in Montana, New York, California, and Nevada.  Mike has served on the SWAAAE Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Nevada Airports Association.

In September of 2017, Mike was hired by Armstrong Consultants, Inc., as the Western Pacific Territory Manager, based in Reno, NV. Mike is a private pilot and aircraft owner.  Mike and his wife Denise (Dee Dee) enjoy the rural life style of northern Nevada.  They enjoy most outdoor activities, but horses (Dee Dee) and golf and flying (Mike) take up a fair amount of the leisure calendar.

SARAH LUJAN - Incumbent
Kimley-Horn & Associates

 
Sarah is a professional engineer with nearly ten years of experience in airfield related design and construction projects.  Sarah graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  Heer first projects in the professional wrld involved the design of Safety Area Improvemments at Monterey Airport, as well as Pavement Improvements at Salinas and Modesto Airports.

Sarah has worked on various commercial service and general aviation airport projects in California from inception through construction.  Her experience includes projects related to runway safety area improvements, runway and taxiway rehabilitations, airfield drainage improvements, and APMS updates.  Sarah works with both design and helping airports with their Capital Improvement Programs and grants and has a passion for helping general aviation airports continue to maintain and improve their airports.  She has also been involved in both ACA and SWAAAE for the past four years.