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MIA administrator receives Future Leader Award from global network

Jessica Marin-Urrea, Operations Special Projects Administrator for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), received the Future Leader Award from the inaugural International Airport Professional (IAP) Community of Practice (CoP) Awards Program on November 23. The award was presented at Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America and Caribbean Annual General Assembly Conference and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico, during the Global ACI-ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) Graduation Reception.

The IAP CoP, which includes 1,114 members representing 117 countries, offers AMPAP participants, graduates, instructors and other AMPAP stakeholders an active and live space for airport professionals to network, collaborate and share experiences, best practices, and opinions among world-class experts.

According to the IAP CoP, the Future Leaders Award recognizes an aviation business professional who is making significant contributions to the aviation industry and serves as a guiding light for the next generation. This award is given to an individual who has shown outstanding promise, passion, and professionalism within the aviation community. Nominees by the IAP CoP Board of Directors must be IAP graduates or those currently enrolled in AMPAP who have completed the ATS course. This award honors nominees 35 years of age or younger; born on or after March 1, 1984. Marin-Urrea graduated from AMPAP and became an IAP in July 2017. Her roles with MDAD include project manager for operations, airline relations administrator, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.

We are extremely proud of how Jessica has distinguished herself among her peer airport professionals from around the world to receive this prestigious award. The Aviation Department is fortunate to have a future industry leader like Jessica among our ranks, and we applaud her for her hard work and dedication to earn this honor.
Ralph Cutié, MDAD Director and CEO

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