News  |  Feb 01, 2024  |  Anne Keener

Nick Ryan, PMP- Reflecting on 2023 Successes and Goals for 2024

Nick Ryan, PMP, Chief Development Officer at Arora Engineers (Arora), Board member of the Airport Consultants Council (ACC), member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), was featured in an article titled “Biggest Win Of 2023 and What Is Coming In 2024.”

In the article, Nick reflects on his most significant achievement in 2023—the successful realization of his vision board goals. Serving as the Chief Development Officer at Arora, he diligently prioritized strategic initiatives, notably mentoring disadvantaged and minority-owned firms. Remarkably, he accomplished all his goals by June, marking a substantial success for the year.

Looking forward to 2024, Nick is eagerly anticipating further professional development and is committed to promoting careers in aviation, particularly in middle schools. He expresses his dedication to assisting partners in breaking through glass ceilings and anticipates continued progress in key development programs within the airport network. Ryan is also focused on thought leadership, intending to share insights in publications and industry conferences to foster collective innovation. Additionally, he underscores the importance of implementing best practices in areas such as procurement, technology, and operational readiness.

Nick’s dedication to aiding others and serving as a resource for early career leaders is evident. He encourages individuals to reflect on their contributions to keeping people engaged in aviation, emphasizing the creation of safe spaces for feedback, listening to organizational voices, sharing and celebrating successes, and acknowledging personal achievements. Proud to work in a resilient industry, Nick highlights leaders who prioritize the environment, inclusive business practices, and social governance. Many airport development programs are actively implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to enhance diversity in the aviation workforce.

Considering that 2024 is both a leap year and an election year, Nick sees it as an opportunity to make a positive impact. He encourages individuals to create vision boards, complete them, and take pleasure in contributing to the thriving aviation industry.

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