6 Feb 2013InterVISTAS is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Meehan as InterVISTAS CEO and President effective February 4, 2013.
Deborah Meehan has over 30 years of experience in aviation consulting and has been a trusted advisor to senior management at airports and airlines due to her expertise in airport planning, demand forecasts and the strategies airlines employ to serve airports.
She is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of SH&E (1999-2011), a leading aviation consulting firm, now ICF SH&E. Over the years, Ms. Meehan has worked closely with the U.S. airport community, advising senior management at many of the world's major airports, including Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Denver, San Diego, Dallas/Fort Worth, Calgary, Houston, Edmonton, Athens, Greece, London Luton and Hong Kong.
Ms. Meehan's strength is her knowledge of airports, the counsel she provides to senior level executives and her understanding of the global aviation industry. As a former President of the Airport Consultant Council (1989) and Associate Board Member of ACI (2008 to 2010), Ms. Meehan's professional network extends to airports, airlines, consultants, financial institutions and suppliers.
In her career Ms. Meehan directed large, complex airport projects, especially where the consulting team represented experts from multiple disciplines including systems developers, airport architects and engineers. She has a record of success working on high intensity, controversial projects where work quality is subject to outside scrutiny. Due to her extensive expertise, Ms. Meehan has served as an expert witness on a number of aviation related cases. She has also provided expert testimony to the United States Congress Aviation Sub-Committee regarding United States/Cuba relations and Airport Privatization, and to the United States Department of Transportation in the U.S. Japan Gateways case on the demand for air travel to Japan and Asia using Washington Dulles as the U.S. Gateway. Ms. Meehan has a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and an MCRP, Urban Planning, from Harvard University.
InterVISTAS Chairman, Roel Overakker, said, "We are delighted to have attracted someone of Deborah Meehan's caliber to lead InterVISTAS to the next level as a global aviation consultancy."
As part of RoyalHaskoningDHV, InterVISTAS is a leading management consulting company with extensive expertise in aviation, transportation and tourism. With offices in Vancouver, Washington, London and The Hague, InterVISTAS' 80 staff has delivered strategic solutions and successful results to hundreds of clients in over 70 countries around the world.