NASHVILLE ─ Kathy Hatter, Rebecca Ramsey and Stan Van Ostran, all with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), recently earned the International Airport Professional (IAP) designation after completing an extensive certification program.
A highly respected designation, IAP certification is honored by the joint Airports Council International (ACI)-International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme with a graduation ceremony. The first global program of its kind, the IAP designation signifies a broadened scope and skills for airport management leaders working in increasingly complex airport environments. Airport executives must complete the six-course AMPAP curriculum within a three-year time frame to earn the International Airport Professional (IAP) designation. To date, more than 100 executives spread worldwide proudly bear the IAP designation.
Kathy Hatter, Manager of General Aviation/John C. Tune Airport
With more than 25 years in the aviation field, Kathy Hatter has worked in many facets of aviation. Hatter began her aviation career with the State of Indiana, inspecting airports. During this time, she obtained her commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. After relocating to Nashville, Hatter joined the MNAA in the Operations Department. She has received accreditation through the American Association of Airport Executives’ Accredited Airport Executive program. Hatter received a bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s in Business Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
Rebecca Ramsey, Assistant Director of Properties
Rebecca Ramsey has worked for the MNAA since 1992. As assistant director of Properties, she is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the commercial program, including food and beverage, retail, all other services and rental cars. Ramsey coordinated the implementation of BNA’s new concession redevelopment program with award-winning results and most recently, she successfully negotiated agreements with the rental car companies to facilitate the implementation of the consolidated rental car facility at BNA. Ramsey is past chairperson of the Airports Council International – North America Commercial Management Committee and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives. Ramsey holds a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
Stan Van Ostran, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Stan Van Ostran joined the MNAA in 2008. Van Ostran is an attorney, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified financial services auditor, certified fraud examiner and became an Accredited Airport Executive with the American Association of Airport Executives in 2012. He previously was employed with the State of Oklahoma, where he served as Comptroller of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, which he helped start in 2005. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa – School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State University. Van Ostran was named Best CFO among Nonprofits by the Nashville Business Journal.