T.J. Schulz was appointed by the ACC Board of Directors to become President of ACC in January, 2014. His duties include routinely interfacing with aviation-related government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the U.S. Congress concerning high-priority technical, regulatory and legislative issues. Mr. Schulz has 25+ years in transportation policy experience. During his 14 years with ACC, he has represented airport development companies and suppliers in a number of diverse matters relating to aviation policy and regulations. He has been the industry representative in numerous interactions with FAA and TSA, including serving as an appointed member of the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee. He was instrumental in the formation of the Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC), an organization of security technology manufacturers formed under ACC, and he currently serves as the Director of the coalition. He also serves on the board of the Aero Club of Washington. Mr. Schulz is an expert in surface transportation. Prior to his tenure at ACC, he worked as the Director of Transportation Programs for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and also worked for 10 years at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
Schulz graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Over the course of her regulatory career, Sylvia has managed regulatory initiatives and environmental health and safety compliance in various industries, while fostering strong partnerships between policy makers and stakeholders at all levels. Sylvia managed Environmental Health and Safety affairs for Univar’s 19 chemical distribution facilities in 10 Midwest states as well as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory matters for Hospira, a pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer. She directed the development and execution of robust advocacy on emerging issues at two chemical related trade associations in Washington DC, providing leadership for attaining compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations. As a consultant and subject matter expert, she helped provide programmatic support services to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Office of Safety Programs. She also developed materials for communicating best practices for regulatory compliance for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) national web-based initiatives. Topics included hazard and risk assessment, hazard communication, emergency preparedness and construction safety.
Sylvia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with Honors at the University of Sierra Leone, and her Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Director, Education and Accreditation
Lisa Deyo joined the ACC team full-time in December 2017 as the Associate Director, Education, to help develop and improve ACC's training capabilities and offerings.
Deyo has more than 30 years of association experience working in transportation and logistics, traffic management and roadway safety, addiction and substance abuse, food distribution, law enforcement and emergency response, amusement parks and attractions, Department of Defense (DoD)/military, and media publishing. She has conducted internal and external training and technology needs analyses to recommend new education and accreditation delivery formats. She has been responsible for research, contract negotiation and implementation of learning management systems (LMS), webinar platforms, and accreditation management programs, as well as the administration of over 20 certification, accreditation, and credentialing programs; 2,100 international testing centers, military bases, and privately proctored locations; and over 37,000 certification candidates.
Lisa attended Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Education and Accreditation Assistant
Micah is a Virginia Commonwealth University(VCU) graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She has 2 years’ experience as Vice President of VCU’s Exercise Science Club where she coordinated a trip to the 2019 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, grew the club exponentially, and has an upcoming health fair for students and the Richmond community in the works. In addition, she has clinical experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Bon Secours Health System, physical therapy, and worked closely with VCU’s Ice Hockey Club team for the 2018-2019 season.
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Grace began with ACC on January 9, 2020 as the Membership and Marketing Assistant and officially join the team on May 11, 2020. She graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a Master of Arts in Women Studies with a concentration in Global Gender Politics and received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Keene State College. While in her undergrad she spent 4 years as the Treasurer and one of the founding members of the school's Fair Trade Club. After graduating from GWU she worked in customer service management where she gained skills in guest relations and small business marketing. She looks forward to applying those skills at ACC.