FAIRFAX, Va. (June 12, 2014) – ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has named Stephen Van Beek and Dennis Cary vice presidents for ICF’s aviation and aerospace business.
Mr. Van Beek has more than 25 years of experience in aviation and airports, with emphasis on legislative and regulatory policy, strategic planning and governance and finance. Mr. Cary has more than 20 years of experience in the airline industry as an executive and management consultant, primarily in marketing, sales, revenue management and strategy.
“Steve and Dennis bring vast knowledge and executive experience to ICF’s aviation business,” said Kevin Michaels, vice president for ICF International. “Having both onboard, we will better connect our services to airlines and airports and expand the range of capabilities that we can offer. The addition of Steve and Dennis is an important milestone in ICF’s aviation business, and signals our commitment to bring innovative solutions to this dynamic industry.”
Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Van Beek held several executive positions, including: executive director at LeighFisher Inc., where he managed aviation, surface transportation and multimodal transportation policy and industry strategy; president and chief executive officer at Eno Transportation Foundation, an organization whose mission is to cultivate creative and visionary leadership for the transportation sector; and executive vice president at Airports Council International, where he headed up policy for the trade association representing U.S. and Canadian airports. In 1999, Mr. Van Beek also served as associate deputy secretary and director of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Intermodalism, where he developed national intermodal transportation policies addressing DOT’s goals of safety, mobility, economic competitiveness, environmental protection and national security.
An accomplished advisor and writer on strategy and policy issues, Mr. Van Beek serves as senior transport advisor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and is a past member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California and master’s and doctoral degrees in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Cary was senior vice president, chief marketing and customer officer at United Airlines, where he led an initiative to redefine the company’s customer strategy and create the first customer experience organization. Mr. Cary led the relaunch of the airline’s website. Additionally, he introduced United Airlines’ industry-leading flatbed business class seats and launched travel options as part of United Airlines’ suite of ancillary services, which now accounts for more than one billion dollars in annual revenue. He also served as United Airlines' vice president of revenue management, and held various commercial roles at American Airlines including president of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program and managing director of sales and marketing. During his tenure at United Airlines, Mr. Cary was recognized by Business Travel News as one of the ‘Top 25 Most Influential Travel Executives.’
Most recently, Mr. Cary was as an independent management consultant serving several airline clients in partnership with leading aviation consulting firms. In two major engagements, he served as the client airline’s interim chief commercial officer, leading initiatives in network and fleet restructuring, pricing and revenue management process improvement and strategic planning. Mr. Cary earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University at Northridge and a master of business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Mr. Van Beek will work out of the ICF International headquarters office in Fairfax, Va., and Mr. Cary will be based in Chicago.
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