Goodwyn Mills Cawood adds aviation managers Todd Bloch and Jason Bennett to team
December 21, 2022 · People
Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is pleased to announce the addition of aviation leaders Todd Bloch in Kentucky and Jason Bennett, PE, in Tennessee. As aviation managers, they are responsible for aviation project management, business development and strategic plan development within their respective regions, in addition to utilizing their expertise to assist GMC’s airport clients throughout the Southeast.
“We are excited to have Todd and Jason as part of GMC’s Aviation team. They both have extensive expertise working in various facets of the industry that will add tremendous value to our aviation clients throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as the Southeast,” GMC Vice President of Aviation Ryan Pearce said.
Bloch has had a long and diverse career in aviation spanning more than 32 years. Prior to his aviation consulting work with commercial and general aviation airport clients throughout Kentucky, Todd served as the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Aviation for three years after serving for two years as deputy commissioner. As commissioner, Todd was responsible for supporting airport maintenance projects and promoting aviation economic development, workforce development and education. He served as an aviation expert and policy resource for the governor’s office, legislative branch, airport leaders and the public, and has served the aviation industry at local, state and national levels.
Prior to joining the cabinet, he spent more than three decades serving in the U.S. Army and U.S Coast Guard, completing his military career as the Director of Aviation Law Enforcement Training.
Todd’s Department of Aviation experience, as well as that gained through his military leadership roles, including airport maintenance management and his 26 years of flying experience, provides him with a unique perspective that will greatly benefit GMC’s airport clients throughout Kentucky and the Southeast.
Bennett began his career in aviation consulting more than 15 years ago, providing aviation engineering services to general aviation and air carrier airports throughout Tennessee. He has extensive experience involving a large variety of aviation-specific project management, including project formulation and design development, capital improvement planning programs, grant application assistance, engineering design and permitting, project management and construction administration services. Jason is knowledgeable in state and federal funding processes and enjoys assisting clients with creative funding opportunities for their airport development goals.
A professional engineer in Tennessee and Arkansas, Bennett has an extensive portfolio of work, which includes several airport improvement projects throughout the region such as John C. Tune Airport, Nashville International Airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and more.