Profession: Special Assistant
Company: Support Services Division of BWI Operations & Maintenance
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Stephen Rogers has 25 years of airline, aviation and airport management experience, including the last 12 years at the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA). In March 2006, Stephen joined the MAA as Special Assistant for Policy and Procedures for the Office of Transportation and Terminal Services with responsibility for program, policy and procedure development and implementation within the Office.
In June 2009, Stephen was promoted to Manager, Budgeting and Contract Administration, and oversaw the development and implementation of a contract management program for the Operations and Maintenance Group. The new position included responsibility for oversight of contract management policies and procedures; contract writing management, oversight and approval; and fiscal year operational budget development, oversight and enforcement.
In August 2016, as part of the reorganization of the MAA by Executive Director Ricky D. Smith, Sr., Stephen was promoted to Special Assistant, Support Services for the Division of BWI Operations and Maintenance reporting directly to the Division Chief, Wayne S. Pennell, A.A.E. With the promotion, Stephen added responsibility for the Contract Support Section, as well as providing human resource, capital program, and strategic goals and objectives support for the Division Chief and the Division’s seven offices.
In his role as Special Assistant, Support Services, Stephen is the senior budgeting and contract management program manager for the Division, and is responsible for: the contract management and administration of 61 maintenance and service contracts with a total contract value of over $400 million; oversight, development and enforcement of the Division’s $119 million annual operating budget; and support for the 293 employees in the Offices of Airport Operations, Airport Security, BWI Fire & Rescue Department, Facilities Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance and Custodial Services.
Prior to joining the MAA, Stephen was involved in the successful start-ups of two luxury airlines in the 1980’s, Regent Air and MGM Grand Air; developed and managed a customer relations program and established a warranty support department for the Boeing 737-300 Quick Change program with an international aviation clientele at Pemco Aeroplex in Birmingham, Alabama; was an airline and aviation consultant with F. M. Rogers Consulting in Los Angeles, California, and was Vice President of SBA Acquisition Corp. in Santa Barbara, California.