AELP Resource Team
Angela Gittens: Director General, ACI World
Angela Gittens, a 25-year airport veteran, began her tenure as Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World) in 2008. She was formerly CEO for two of the largest US airport systems, Miami and Atlanta, and deputy at another, San Francisco International Airport. In other previous roles, Gittens served as Vice-President, Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation, where she led the firm’s practice in airport business and strategic planning. And as Vice President at TBI Airport Management, she oversaw the transition to private ownership of London Luton Airport and managed operations contracts at several airports in the US and Canada.
Gittens has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including FAA and NASA advisory committees, the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways.
Pierre Coutu: Course Leader
Dr. Coutu is the Executive in charge of the Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP).
Dr. Coutu founded Aviation Strategies International, which provides strategic management advice to aviation organizations worldwide including the World Bank Group, Munich International Airport, Qingdao Liuting International Airport (China), the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Macau International Airport, the Jeddah International Airport (Saudi Arabia), among others. Dr. Coutu was decorated by the Polish Government for his special contribution to the development of fi eld of air transportation, he was appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada by the Minister of Transport of Canada and he served as a member of the special government Airports Transfer Task Force whose role was to oversee the transfer of government airports to the private and public sector.
William D. Taylor: Strategic Management
William Taylor is the former Director, Executive MBA Programme at the John Molson School of Business and holds the position of Professor of Management at Concordia University. He has published numerous papers on subjects related to organisational strategy and strategic planning systems. Dr Taylor has extensive business experience as an employee of General Motors and as a consultant.
Dr. Taylor has over thirty years of experience in management education and has helped establish a number of programmes, including the Concordia Executive MBA Programme for which he has served as the Director on two occasions. He is also the founding Director of the IATA/Concordia International Aviation MBA Programme. Prior to coming to Concordia, he helped develop the Business Administration programme at Bishop’s University where he served as Director. He has also served as an advisor to the Canadian Certifi ed Advanced Technology Manager Programme. He has taught in a number of countries including China, France, Trinidad and Switzerland.
Steven H. Appelbaum: Leadership and Change Management
Dr. Steven Appelbaum served as Dean of the John Molson School of Business until 1990. Dr. Appelbaum’s current research is centered on downsizing, managing change, and transformational behavioral management.
Dr. Appelbaum has received numerous accolades and honours, including:the Leaders in Management Education Award, sponsored by the Financial Post and Bell Canada. Of the approximately 2,400 faculty members teaching and researching business in Canada, Dr. Appelbaum is the author of the Top Canadian Book for Contemporary Canadian Business, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Ltd., and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Management Research News, Emerald/MCB Press, Bradford, West Yorkshire as well as the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Hollywood, Florida
He held the Concordia University Research Chair in Organizational Development as well as the Leadership and Founder of the Executive MBA Program John Molson School of Business 20 Years of Excellence Anniversary Award. He has published over 100+ articles in major journals and periodicals and won the Outstanding Teaching Award.
Gregory A. Dale: Leadership, Self-Awareness and the Keys to Inspiring Change
Gregory A. Dale, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University. He is also Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics. In addition to his work with Duke athletes and coaches, Greg consults with numerous college and professional athletes and teams. He also consults with corporations around the world including The World Bank, Habitat for Humanity International, AELP, Pfizer and SKANSKA International.
Greg has written four books related to leadership and performance. In addition, he has written scripts and served as the “expert” on a series of thirteen videos on performance and leadership. Greg has been featured on Good Morning America, ESPN, MSNBC, Court TV and numerous national radio programs. He is also a member of the Sport Psychology Staff for USA Track and Field.