Master of Business Administration,
Concentration in Finance, 2004
MBA, 2003
Tulane University, New Orleans

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993

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Ross Chapman has worked through all levels of engineering and planning projects since 1993, working in design applications, as a department manager, and on finance and master planning efforts for major public projects. Ross has prepared administrative actions for clients related to federal funding and environmental compliance, and has completed the ACC Institutes NEPA Essentials Workshop. Constantly enriching his knowledge base to serve his clients, he has also completed course work in Airport Planning, Airport Noise and Air Quality and Airport Engineering and Management at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the AWWA Risk Assessment Methodology for Water –RAM4 - licensed by Sandia National Laboratories.

Mr. Chapman has worked actively on airport planning and finance for seven years, and currently serves as the lead planning and programming consultant for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Armstrong is a medium hub destination with approximately 4 million annual enplanements and a 350-mile radius air trade area; the airport programs approximately $25 million per year in new capital project. Mr. Chapman leads support of the airport's actions under the Federal Aviation Administration's Passenger Facility Charge program. He has supported the Planning and Development staff on capital planning and focusing resources on the Airport's continuing infrastructure needs. Mr. Chapman has worked closely with Airport financial staff and consultants in the sale of over $381 million of PFC-backed, General Airport Revenue, and Customer Facility Charge-backed bonds, representing the airport in discussions with rating agencies, credit facility providers and governmental bodies. He has coordinated and programmed funding for the airport's on-going $257 million capital program. With over 18 years of experience, Mr. Chapman serves as the lead consultant programming and planning Armstrong's ten-year, $564 million new facilities program. In this latest role, he is creating planning forecasts, financial feasibility analyses and economic impact assessments for the airport.

Working to assist the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, a public sector agency supplying water and drainage services in New Orleans, Mr. Chapman led a team to assess and recommend improvements to operational effectiveness within the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans' Water Pumping and Power Division. The ultimate program developed integrated capital planning (development of a capital improvement program) and funding to prioritize and phased implementation in restoration of a sixty-one megawatt natural gas-/diesel- fired power plant that provides power for 60% of the drainage and potable water service to the City of New Orleans. His team also developed the supporting material and justification for approximately $25 million of FEMA public assistance for repairs and mitigation measures following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Chapman was also able to provide project management for installation of a $7 million utility boiler. He has been involved with power generation and capital planning for water and power facilities for 14 years.

Mr. Chapman has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Louisiana.

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