BALTIMORE—Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport is one of the nation’s 25 busiest airports, serving more than 70,000 travelers per day. The airport has set 24 consecutive monthly passenger records and is on pace to break last year’s record of 25.7 fliers. 

On Thursday, September 14, BWI Marshall Airport CFO Jim Walsh and Jim Ports, Deputy Secretary for Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation, will join Womble Carlyle for a breakfast discussion on trends and issues in Maryland’s transportation sector. In particular, Walsh and Ports will talk about infrastructure needs and plans at BWI Marshall.

Their presentation is part of Womble Carlyle’s Baltimore Speaker Series. Click here for more information or to register.

About The Speakers

Jim Walsh currently serves as CFO of BWI Marshall Airport and Chief, Business Development and Management for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration. Mr. Walsh was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2012.  He returns to a position that he held from 2004 to 2009 and is responsible for all financial, commercial management, capital programming, ground transportation and parking operations at BWI Marshall Airport. Mr. Walsh has 28 years of experience in airport management and consulting.  He began his aviation career in 1988 with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Aviation Department and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the Business Administration Division.

Jim Ports, Jr. was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as Deputy Secretary of Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) on January 27, 2015.  In this capacity, he oversees the operations of the agency’s six transportation modes: The State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Administration; Motor Vehicle Administration; Maryland Aviation Administration including the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore and the Maryland Transportation Authority (toll facilities).  Mr. Ports returns to MDOT having previously served as Deputy Secretary from 2004 to 2007during the administration of Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.