Our People

Delta is employee-owned and operated by dedicated aviation professionals, including civil engineers, airport planners, former airport managers, former FAA and State transportation leaders, industry leaders, and pilots. Bios of key individuals are below.

Charles D. Lamb, P.E.


Charlie has been with the firm since 1979. He has been involved with hundreds of airport development projects and has worked with airports across the country. He is a certified airline transport pilot and multi-engine instrument flight instructor and has been inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.

Courtney A. Beamon, P.E.


Courtney joined Delta in 1996 and has worked in a variety of positions:  serving on engineering teams, managing client relationships, spearheading corporate initiatives, and overseeing operations across the company’s offices.  She is a private pilot, a Certified Member of AAAE,  and is very active in the aviation industry.

Kenneth W. Moody, P.E.

Vice President

Ken joined Delta in 1984. Ken has specialized experience in all aspects of airport planning and development and has been involved with hundreds of projects at both commercial service and general aviation airports across the country. He is an instrument rated, multi-engine private pilot and a Certified Member of AAAE.

Douglas E. Sander, P.E.

Vice President

Doug joined Delta in 1996 and oversees many of our design and planning efforts. He is a contributor to Advisory Circular 150/5300-13a “Airport Design”, serves on the ACC Engineering Technical Committee, and is a frequent presenter at industry events. He is also a Certified Member of AAAE.

John C. Longnaker, P.E.

Vice President

John joined Delta in 1994 and has over 30 years of experience in airport engineering and planning and oversees many of our airport development projects. He is a private pilot, Certified Member of AAAE, and LEED certified. John is also an AAAE Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in Operations.

David W. Jones, P.E.

Vice President

Dave joined Delta in 1994. He is a very active commercial single and multi-engine instrument rated pilot. Dave is responsible for the coordination and management of the planning, design, construction, and administration of numerous complex airport development projects.

Jessica S. Michael, CPA


Jessica joined Delta in 2013 and oversees Delta’s accounting and finance functions. Prior to joining Delta, she worked in public accounting and provided tax and audit services to business clients of various sizes in many different industries, including local governments and airport authorities. She is also a Certified Member of AAAE.

Tracy J. Saunders, P.E.

Vice President

Tracy joined Delta in 1993 and has a thorough knowledge of industry standards and FAA design requirements. Tracy is actively involved with the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) and is served as the Chair of the Engineering Committee, and he is a Certified Member of AAAE.

Adam D. Switzer, P.E.

Vice President

Adam joined Delta in 2000 and has extensive experience in the coordination of projects with airport sponsors, FAA, state and local authorities, contractors, subcontractors, and other engineers. He is a private pilot, a Certified Member of AAAE, and is LEED Green Associate certified.

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