Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) with Legal Experience
Ph.D. in Business Administration
Specialization in Aeronautical Management
Areas of Focus
Leases and Contracts
Dr. William Rankin, AAE - My Background
As an Accredited Airport Manager, I was active in airport management for more than 29 years with considerable knowledge in airport management, operations, maintenance, planning, development, facilities, project, and construction management. I was also in charge of strategic management, budgeting, and financial management. My Airport Management experience includes: Director of Aviation at the El Paso International Airport, Texas; Manager of the Operations Division, Washington National Airport, Washington, DC; Director of the Eastern Iowa Regional Airport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Manager of Smith-Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem, NC.
I joined the faculty of Florida Institute of Technology in 2013 as an Associate Professor, and in August of 2020, I was promoted to the rank of Professor. Prior to 2013, I was a Professor of Aviation Management and Chair of the Department of Aviation at the University of Central Missouri for 7 years. In addition to FIT, I teach at the University of Phoenix (UOP), College of Business. At UOP I am certified as an Advanced Online Facilitator. Courses taught at UOP include Strategic Management, Operations Management, and Business Seminar.
PAST/CURRENT CLIENTS AND CASES INCLUDE
Cunninghanm and Swaim LLP
Mahoney and Keane LLP
Vernis & Bowling of Northwest Florida PA
Murry, Morin, and Herman PA
Lewis Legal Group PA
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Thomas E. Shultz; Sally Shultz v. the City of Los Angeles. Parker Airport Leasing, Parker Aero Development; American Airports Corp. - Cunningham and Swaim, LLP, - (Pasadena, CA).
David G, Hata v. NYNJ Port Authority, MSN Air Services Inc, and LOT Polish Airlines – Mahoney and Keane LLP – (New York, NY).
Patrick Shultz and Jessica Shultz v. Allanton Landing LLC, Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc; Race Foster - Vernis & Bowling of Northwest Florida, P.A. - (Pensacola, FL) and Murry, Morin, and Herman, PA – (Tampa, FL).
Gayle Burch v. Town of Pierson, Florida – Lewis Legal Group PA – (Plantation, FL).