Paul L. Shank, P.E., C.M.

Chief Engineer, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration


About the Speaker

Profession: Chief Engineer


Company: Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Aviation Administration

Mr. Shank has served as the Chief Engineer at the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) for over a decade.  During that time, he has led the planning, design and construction of the billion-dollar capital improvement and systems preservation program at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Martin State Airport.  As Chief, Division of Planning and Engineering he oversees MAA’s Office of Engineering and Construction, Office of Planning and Real Estate, Office of Environmental Services and Office of Architecture.


Mr. Shank has over 40 years of experience in airport development and associated transportation, commercial and institutional development.  His accomplishments are measured in the billions of dollars of projects completed throughout the United States and overseas.


He is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.  He was the recipient of the 2015 AASHTO President’s Transportation Award for Aviation and in 2016 received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Henry “O” Award.  Mr. Shank is a commercial pilot, flight instructor and aircraft owner.  Aviation is his passion.