Management Team


Steven G. Benson – Chief Executive Officer

  • 39 Years of Experience Exclusively Airport Planning
  • B.S. Civil Engineering – Iowa State University
  • Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Arizona, Missouri
Member:
  • Airports Council International – North America
  • Airport Consultants Council

Steve has been with the firm since its inception. Steve’s entire career has been devoted to airport planning. He has been instrumental in developing many of the firm’s analytical techniques and its innovative methods for detailed forecasting as well as scheduling and programming future development. Steve’s expertise lies in analyzing facility requirements, airport site selection, and alternative analyses. Steve has been involved in more than 200 airport planning studies.

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James M. Harris – President

  • 38 Years of Experience Exclusively in Airport Planning
  • B.S. Civil Engineering – University of Nebraska
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Arizona, New Mexico
Member:
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • S.W. Chapter A.A.A.E.
  • Arizona Airports Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Association of California Airports

Jim has been with the firm for over 30 years. A registered professional engineer, Jim has extensive airport planning and development experience, including preparation of airport master plans and layout plans, airport facilities design, navigational aid planning, site selection studies, environmental assessments, airspace evaluations, and Part 150 Noise Compatibility Plans for both air carrier and general aviation airports. Jim has been involved in more than 200 airport planning assignments and has served as the project manager on more than 100 airport master plans.

 

 

Stephen C. Wagner – Chief Financial Officer

  •  39 Years of Experience Exclusively in Airport Planning
  • B.S. Civil Engineering – University of Missouri – Rolla
  • Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon
Member:
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Great Lakes Chapter A.A.A.E.
  • Northwest Chapter A.A.A.E.
  • Airport Consultants Council
  • Airports Council International – North America
  • Association of California Airports

Steve has been with Coffman Associates since its founding in 1979. During his career with Coffman Associates, he has been involved in more than 200 airport planning assignments and has managed airport master plans for both air carrier and general aviation airports. He has been actively involved in refining the firm’s approach to master planning and in performing special planning evaluations in support of projects including benefit-cost analysis, runway safety area evaluations, and feasibility analyses for terminal and airside improvements. He has also been actively involved in improving public involvement in the master planning process.

David W. Fitz, AICP – Principal

  • 26 Years of Experience
  • B.A. Landscape Architecture – Iowa State University
  • M.S. Community and Regional Planning – Iowa State University
Member:
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • American Planning Association
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  • Airport Consultants Council
  • Airports Council International – North America

Dave is the firm’s noise and airport land use compatibility planning specialist. In this role, he supervises the development of airport noise exposure contours, noise abatement strategies, land use management strategies, public participation and outreach, and FAA coordination processes. Dave has prepared over 100 airport noise and land use compatibility plans, NEPA/CEQA environmental documents, and Wildlife Hazard Assessment/Management studies at both air carrier and general aviation airports across the country.

 

Michael W. Dmyterko – Principal

  • 21 Years of Experience
  • B.S. Aviation Administration – University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Licensed Private Pilot
Member:
  • Certified Member (C.M.) of Association of Airport Executives

Mike has been involved primarily in airport master planning and has also participated in several Part 150 Noise and Land Use Compatibility Studies and Environmental Assessments. Mike specializes in airport operations, airport financial planning, and public relations. He has had extensive involvement in and has concentrated his expertise in the analysis of airport financial data and the development of feasible programming for planned development costs. Since joining Coffman Associates, Mike has been the primary planner and project manager for several airport master plans for primary commercial service, reliever, and general aviation airports. Utilizing the Integrated Noise Model, Mike has also conducted noise analysis included in the scope of several Master Plan studies.