Airport Advisory Committee
What We Do
The Eugene Airport Advisory committee develops recommendations for airport staff by providing an ongoing citizen perspective and review of airport capital improvement projects, environmental issues, airport finances, air service development and changes to airport administration policy. Members have an initial term of three years, and can be reappointed to up to three terms allowing a total of nine consecutive years of membership. If you are interested in serving on the Airport Advisory Committee, please fill out and submit our online application.
The AAC meetings are open to the public and occur on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at noon. Meetings are held at Airport Administration at 28855 Lockheed Drive, Eugene. Meetings are currently held virtually until further notice.View the May 2022 Agenda.
Airport Advisory Committee meetings are now viewable on the Eugene Airport YouTube channel.
The Eugene Airport Mission Statement can be found here
Mark Stringfield, Chair – Public
Mark Stringfield is the President/Owner of Gene Stringfield Building Materials.
Born and raised in Eugene, Mark graduated from North Eugene High School and went on to earn a degree in Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.
Mark has worked at the lumber company since he was sixteen years old. Throughout the years he as coached many different sports teams around the Eugene area as well as officiating basketball games at different levels.
Mark and his wife, Kathy have 3 children who are all graduates of the University of Oregon. They are avid Duck fans and attend a wide variety of home games.
Tina Guldberg, Vice Chair – University of Oregon
Tina joined the University of Oregon in September, 2018 as the senior director, industry partnerships. She leads and executes strategies to enhance university-led industry, innovation, and economic development partnerships with key business and regional leaders. In this capacity, she engages in the development of new and strategic university initiatives that align with innovation and economic development goals. She brings experience from Ford Motor Company as a product development engineer, a research engineer in the Sustainable Design and Manufacturing program at Georgia Tech, and as the associate director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute where she spent the last 15 years developing strategic partnerships for the Institute. She is also graduate from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering and currently serves as the inaugural board chair for Onward Eugene and on the Technology Association of Oregon and Oregon Bioscience Association’s advisory boards.
Ray Beverly – General Aviation
An Oregon native, Ray is a Veteran having served for 20 years in the US Air Force.
Since the early 1990’s Ray has been a flight school instructor as well as a Math teacher at Merced Community College. Not only has he instructed flights on T-38 and B-52’s but also has been a designee for sport, private, commercial, instrument, and multi-engine aircrafts.
Piotrek Buciarski, General Aviation
Piotrek Buciarski is Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Summit Bank in Eugene. Piotrek previously worked as senior director of marketing and sales for TrackTown USA. He has an MBA in sports marketing and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oregon. A former pole vaulter, Piotrek is a three-time All American for the Ducks and represented Denmark in 2004 at the Athens Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships in Edmonton, Paris and Helsinki.
Since earning his private pilot certificate from Friendly Air at the Eugene airport fifteen years ago, Piotrek can often be found in the airport pattern flying his Mooney M20E with his wife, his five year old daughter and three year old son. Piotrek also serves on the KLCC Public Radio Foundation board of directors.
Liz Dahlager – Travel/Tourism
Liz Dahlager is Vice President of Market Intelligence with Mereté Hotel Management. Mereté operates 6 hotels in Lane County and 18 hotels in the Pacific Northwest. She is responsible for sales and marketing and identifying strategic partnerships that meet Mereté’s long term growth goals. Liz has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality with major brands as well as independent boutique hotels. Liz received her BA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She was recognized by Marriott International with a Global Sales Leadership Award, is a Certified Hospitality Revenue Manager and holds a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Liz has a long history of working with travel and tourism partners across Oregon to increase tourism dollars to local and regional economies. She is passionate about sustainable travel, preserving outdoor recreation for future generations and the value tourism brings to a community.
Liz also serves on the Springfield Chamber Board of Directors and Chairs the Economic Development Committee. Since relocating to the Willamette Valley from Portland in 2009 she has served on the Springfield Rotary Board, Willamette Valley Pop Warner Board, LCC Hospitality Management Advisory, and the Eugene Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council. Liz resides in Eugene with her husband Josh of 25 years, her two children, and her two beagles.
Vaden Francisco – Airport Tenant
2014 – 2022
Vaden Francisco is a licensed helicopter pilot and aviation small business operator, Vaden also has a unique perspective on the aviation industry and all the regulations affecting those operations. And, as the son of an Army officer, he understands the personal commitments and professional regulations affecting our veterans.
In 2001, Vaden went to work for Heli-Trade Corporation, an FAA Repair Station and Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility. There he served in many capacities as he worked closely with his father, a retired Lt. Col. in the US Army and decorated Vietnam helicopter pilot. Vaden served as president of Heli-Trade until the company was sold in early 2012.
In early 2016, Vaden purchased Synergy Air, LLC. Synergy builds the RV-12 a Special Light Sport Aircraft for Vans Aircraft. Synergy also maintains a staff of highly skilled Master Builder Technicians to assist builders with their Vans aircraft build.
A licensed attorney, Vaden also worked for the Missouri State Senate as a legislative aide, worked for the Lane County District Attorney as a deputy district attorney, and managed his own business law firm in Eugene.
Bobby L. Green, Sr. – Bethel Neighborhood
Bobby is the current Director of Local Government Affairs with the Oregon Health Authority and the Local Government Liaison with the External Relations Division. He is the primary single point of contact for local elected officials in thirty-six Oregon counties with a keen focus on working directly with County Commissioners. Bobby has served in multiple positions on an Interim basis including the Public Health Deputy Director in Portland, Oregon and Interim Deputy Director Chief Operating Officer. Bobby had the distinction being the first African American to serve Eugene City Council and the Lane County Board of County Commissioners.
As a county commissioner and a board member of the Convention and Visitors Associations, now Travel Oregon, Bobby was part of a contingency of local delegation that recruited and achieved the USA Junior Track & Field, with the most recent being the Olympic Trials held in Eugene at Hayward Field. Bobby is a Senior member of the American Leadership Fellowship (ALF) Class XIX. I have also served on the University of Oregon Alumni Association.
A long- time resident in the Bethel District, Bobby graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA Degree in English and was a student-varsity athlete and was part of the first Freshmen to start for the varsity in football in 1972. He also has coached high school football and proudly served with the Lane County Football Officials Association for 20 years.
Courtney Griesel– Business Community
2022 – 2024
Courtney Griesel is the Oregon Community Relations Manager for Sierra Pacific Industries. She holds a Masters of Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and Bachelor of Science in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. Courtney began her career in public sector service and non-profit global consulting. She served as the City of Springfield, Oregon, Economic Development Manager, focusing on traded-sector industry support and growth, land development, and public private partnerships before joining Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) in 2022. Her recent transition from public service to direct support of SPI, one of the largest private forest management and wood products manufacturing firms in the US, has provided an exciting opportunity to further support an industry critical to local Oregon communities and the broader region.
Rhonda Reed - Travel Tourism
Rhonda Reed is the Travel and Accounting Manager, and a Tour Group Leader for Trips Inc. Special Adventures®. Trips Inc.™ arranges and provides group travel packages for adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has led over 40 groups to domestic and international destinations around the world. Rhonda believes traveling is an opportunity for personal growth, to learn about and appreciate other cultures, and make new friends.
Rhonda has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. She has a certificate in travel agency operations from Lane Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon. Rhonda is also the co-founder and manager of a small 501c3 non-profit dog rescue, and a certified dog trainer from Animal Behavior College. Rhonda lives in Eugene with her dogs, parrot and turtle.
Cedric Rudd – Public Community
2022 – 2024
Cedric Rudd is the Director of Sales & Marketing at EVEN Hotel Eugene where Cedric executes local, regional and national marketing and branding initiatives to drive sales within existing and prospective accounts. Cedric utilizes revenue management techniques by profitably negotiating room rates and function space commitments to increase the hotel's financial performance.
Cedric has worked with reputable hotel chains such as Marriott and Hilton, to include Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Home2 Suites and the former Red Lion of Eugene. Cedric also worked at the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Membership Development where Cedric displayed excellent ability to attract new clientele, recover former partnerships and retain current members of the organization through strategized marketing campaigns.
Cedric studied Business Administration at DeVry University – Chicago Loop where he gained specialized qualifications that have been recognized and respected throughout his career.
Cedric is passionate about food and cooking, enjoys wine and traveling, spending time with friends and family. Cedric moved to the community eleven years ago and is proud to call Eugene home.
Andy Vobora - Travel/Tourism
Andy joined Lane Transit District in 1983 as the Manager of Customer Service and in 1995 became the Director of Customer Services and Planning. He took more than 32 years of executive leadership experience and became the Vice President to Stakeholder Relations at Travel Lane County in February 2016. In his new role he is responsible for membership, local media relations, and government relations.
Andy played football while attending the University of Oregon and graduated with BS in Business Management. A four-year Letterman he was selected to the PAC 10 All-Academic Team his senior year.
His long history of community involvement includes serving for the past 17 years on the local leadership council for the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program and has served on SMART’s State Board of Directors. He is a Rotarian, volunteers of a variety of role in his church and regularly participates in chamber of commerce activities.
Brittany Quick-Warner – Business Community
Brittany Quick-Warner is the President and CEO of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this role she was the Eugene Chamber’s Director of Business Advocacy. Brittany moved to Eugene in 2012 from Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri, twice. Once with a degree in atmospheric science which has turned out to be just as helpful as the weather app on her phone, only $30,000 more expensive. Her master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management has been slightly more useful as she can successfully navigate a city budget committee meeting and has made it a few years successfully managing a nonprofit.
In 2012, right after their wedding, Brittany and her husband started a boutique production company and a photo booth company in their renovated 1973 VW bus, because he was crazy talented and she was still in the “honey moon” phase. Nine years later both parts of the company have grown and expanded because Erik is even more talented, Brittany butted out of the business and they are both still in the honey moon phase.
Because of her awesome job, and because she can’t ever quite turn off, Brittany has the pleasure of serving on several nonprofit boards that do absolutely amazing things for our community. In her not-so-free time she finds a minute to brush her teeth, mindlessly scroll through Instagram when she is supposed to be sleeping, and frequently googles “how to thrive in chaos so you have more free time”.
Clarissa Warrick – Airport Tenant
Clarissa Warrick was born and raised in the Eugene area, and received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon. She began her career with Atlantic Aviation in 2013 and quickly fell in love with aviation. In her eight years with the company. Clarissa’s passion for leadership and business has preceded her as the Customer Service Manager and now the General Manager of Atlantic’s Eugene location.
When not working Clarissa enjoys pursuing her continued education; painting; volunteering in her community; and spending time with her husband, family, and dogs.