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J|D is Pleased to Announce Industry Veteran Hires



Media Contact: Kurt Schwager, 734-961-3200

Ypsilanti, MI – Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) is pleased to announce that they have added significant experience and capability from industry veterans. Through these strategic moves, J|D is providing its clients with veteran expertise in planning and implementing airport construction programs and the operation of airport terminal concession programs.

Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis joins J|D as an Associate Director, supporting J|D’s clients through the planning and development of Consolidated Rental Car (ConRAC) and parking facilities. He brings more than 38 years of experience in architectural design, production, and project management, with the past 20 years being focused on the Transportation Industry.

Kurt Schwager, Chief Business Development Officer, said of Jarvis, “Bringing an industry veteran like Jeff into the firm is an important step in ensuring our clients have access to the very best ideas. Jeff brings not only the experience necessary to advise clients, but also the perspective to efficiently transition a project from planning to design.”

Jeff Jarvis | Associate Director

Greg Wellman | Associate Vice President

Greg Wellman

Greg Wellman joins J|D as an Associate Vice President of the Planning and Programming practice area. In this role, Wellman will support the development of large capital improvement programs for J|D’s airport clients. This builds upon his career as a program manager for major airport projects, including the $5B Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at Los Angeles International Airport.

Matt Johnson, Sr. Vice President of Planning, stated, “We are excited to have Greg join us. Many of us at J|D have worked with Greg on projects for a number of years and he has witnessed our company grow into what it is today. We have seen time and time again that Greg brings the same attention to detail that our clients expect and the energy to motivate teams through the development of large, long-term projects. He is a perfect fit to ensuring J|D always Improves the Journey for those we serve.”

Yolanda Woodruff

Yolanda Woodruff joins J|D as the Director of Concessions Operations. Prior to joining J|D, she served as the Director of Retail Operations responsible for managing concessions development programs at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Woodruff will use her 20+ years of experience in airport terminal concessions and tenant management to develop J|D’s terminal concessions operations.

Darryl Daniels, CEO, said of Woodruff, “We love that she brings so much experience in airport food, beverage, news, gifts and specialty retail concessions management to the team. Her professional career has primarily been as a consultant to the Chicago Department of Aviation providing oversight to a cross-functional team of professionals, managing the concessions program at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Yolanda is also known throughout the industry for her contributions to AMAC and other aviation trade associations. There is no doubt in my mind that Yolanda is the right person for our team.”

Yolanda Woodruff | Director of Concessions Operations

Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) is a professional consulting services firm specializing in services for the aviation industry. Formed in 2001, our team provides solutions that are technically sound and thoughtfully designed to improve the travel experience at airports. From roadways to airways, we pursue ideas, concepts, and answers to improve the journey for the traveling public. From its founding, J|D has been dedicated to reliable, convenient, and safe transit options that meet the rapidly changing safety and security needs of the transportation industry. Offering an array of diversified technical services, we provide strategic advice to improve performance and improve the traveler’s journey, making your vision an attainable reality. We also provide valet services at multiple airports through Fly Away Valet, our signature valet company, owned and operated by J|D. Learn more about us at www.jacobsendaniels.com and by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter @JourneywithJ|D.

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