May 23, 2019

Mitch Chokas Joins Lochner

Mitch Chokas, Jr. joins Lochner as Vice President and National Director of Aviation. Located in our Dallas office, Mitch brings 31 years of experience in airport planning, design, and construction; program management; and business development to further advance the firm’s established aviation practice.

Mitch has developed successful management plans, as well as implementation and phasing plans, for multi-billion-dollar airport programs. This experience lends to his ability to work alongside airport stakeholders including airlines, FAA, CBP, and the TSA.

Mitch has managed a variety of airport projects from initial programming to completion, all within budget and timely delivery. He is a subject matter expert in baggage handling systems, ramp systems, and other airport operations. Mitch was a key member of the implementation team for the $1.6 billion International Terminal Replacement Program (ITRP) at Houston Intercontinental Airport and the $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.

“We are excited to add Mitch to the Lochner team. He has a proven record in developing project delivery strategies and creating a culture of collaboration through partnering, which results in successful program implementation and delivery. His unique experience and depth of knowledge will prove to be a great asset to our aviation team and the firm overall.” Phil Russell, PE, JD, Senior Vice President and Central Regional Team Leader.

Mitch is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and Airport Consultants Council. He is also the co-founder of the American Airlines Fall Down Classic Golf Tournament that supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation. This annual fundraiser has become the largest single-day fundraising event for Make-A-Wish in the DFW area, providing eight to ten wishes every year.

Mitch Chokas, Jr.
Vice President and National Director of Aviation

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