Charles ‘Chip’ Snowden

Senior Vice President, Aviation Market Principal- Hanson Professional Services

Chip is a senior vice president and is the principal for Hanson’s aviation market unit. He has more than 38 years of experience in the aviation industry, serving on the airport management and consulting sides of the business. In addition to Chip’s strong management capabilities, he has extensive experience in business development, strategic direction and management, and project delivery for the following aviation program emerging practices: public/private partnership transactional services, economic development programs, airport O&M staffing services, airport asset management programs, and airport program management. He offers valuable expertise in his collaborative experience in working with airport operator/ developers, infrastructure funds and governmental entities with the goal of winning and executing major airport privatization programs. Chip’s consulting experience also includes working with domestic and international airport owners in developing, airport business plans, management best practices, security programs and “airport cities” property development programs.

Chip has held several high-level airport positions including chief operating officer, director of operations managing day-to-day operations, and planning and development for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, and manager of airport planning and development for the Palm Beach County Department of Airports in West Palm Beach, FL. He was also the global aviation public-private partnership director for a previous consultant.