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Capital Program Webinar - Partnering in Practice with CMAA Northern California Chapter and San Jose Mineta International Airport

  • July 23, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom



Join us Tuesday, July 23rd for our Capital Program Webinar series with Gene Frazier, MPA, C.M. Deputy Director, Facilities, SJC, Judy Ross, A.A.E., Assistant Director, SJC, Fai Ali, PE, CM, PMP, CCM, Deputy Director, Planning & Development, SJC, and moderated by Oscar Zavaleta, NorCal CMMA Moderator, CEO, Montez Group.

The San José Mineta International Airport Improvement Program consists of terminal construction, access and roadway improvements, parking garages and airfield upgrades. Join us for this important conversation about how the airport is evolving and the ways the industry can work together to support successful program delivery.

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Gene Frazier, MPA, C.M.

Deputy Director, Facilities, SJC

Gene Frazier is a senior aviation executive with more than ten years of aviation and facilities management experience.  He currently serves as the Deputy Director for Facilities & Engineering at the San Jose Mineta International Airport.  Mr. Frazier earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Howard University and his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. He is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives, and has received designation from the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) as a Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) and a Certified Facility Manager (CFM). Mr. Frazier is also a 2019 recipient of Airport Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40.

Judy Ross, A.A.E.

Assistant Director, SJC

Judy M. Ross, AAE, CAE, is the Assistant Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) since April 2018. She served as Interim Assistant Director of Aviation since 2017 and Deputy Director of Aviation – Planning and Development at Silicon Valley’s airport since 2015. This experience has included managing the administrative functions of the Airport Director’s Office as well as the five Airport divisions: operations, facilities and engineering, finance, planning and development, and business development.

Judy’s vast knowledge of the aviation industry and steady management approach was developed through her years at SJC as well as at other U.S. airports. She served as Deputy Aviation Director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for seven years; Director of Airport Planning and Development at Little Rock National Airport for two years; and while at San Diego International Airport for 10 years, she was Manager of Program Controls, as well as holding other positions.

Judy earned a Master’s degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) where she is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE). Additionally, she served on the Board member of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE, where she is also a Certified Airport Executive. In addition, she services on the Board of the International Partnering Institute and received the Chairman’s Award for 2021.

Fai Ali, PE, CM, PMP, CCM

Deputy Director, Planning & Development, SJC

As the Deputy Director of Aviation overseeing the Planning and Development division, Fai leads a wide range of professional and paraprofessional team members who perform a variety of multi-discipline airport work of various and considerable complexities.

In his role, Fai serves as the primary executive manager and negotiator between the Airport and the community of Architectural, Engineering, Environmental, Planning and Legal consultants and construction contractors in the oversight and management of the Airport’s capital program. Fai is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and pavement management plan (PMP) to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and policies. He is responsible for managing the Airport Master Plan including processing updates as needed, and for any work related to compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Fai is responsible to ensure that all development complies with applicable FAA design standards and operating requirements and ensuring that off airport development does not adversely impact the Airport’s airspace, inhibiting the operation and growth in airline service. He is responsible for compliance with and management of environmental regulations, including the Airport’s Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plan.

Oscar Zavaleta

NorCal CMMA Moderator, CEO, Montez Group

Oscar Zavaleta graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science

in Civil Engineering in 1992. He has worked on large scale infrastructure projects,

high-rises, airports, light rail, and residential housing in California.

In 2011, he started a consulting firm – Montez Group Incorporated – where he

has taken his experience and has built a solid business. Montez Group Inc. is a

certified small business based in San Francisco with offices in Long Beach CA and

Renton WA. Montez Group is focused on transportation and works primarily in

transit/facilities, airports, and water resources.

Mr. Zavaleta, is also vested in supporting CMAA, COMTO, BuildOUT CA, Mission

Hiring Hall, local chambers of commerce. He is a board member for CMAA’s

Northern California – Programs.

His mission is to scale Montez Group and support non-profits that promote

sustainability, social responsibility, and workforce development.

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