Kirk G. Rummel, Jr., CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director for the Houston Airport System. Rummel is responsible for the fiscal management of the fourth largest airport system in the United States, including capital investment funding, debt management, oversight of the aviation department's budget, accounting, financial analysis and strategic planning. Rummel worked for 17 years at Continental Airlines in numerous finance and accounting positions. He most recently served as managing director of finance where he directed the financial health of several key areas within the airlines' operation, including flight operations, inflight, safety, catering and fuel.From 1987 to 1994, Rummel worked as a senior auditor for Audit Bureau of Circulations and performed audits of all major newspapers and magazines in North America, including top markets such as Houston, Dallas, Denver and publications in California and Florida.Rummel is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Texas Christian University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He is involved extensively with NextGen avionics business case analysis for various Federal Aviation Administration-related committees including:FAA (ATMAC) NextGen Task Force 5 Business Case Subgroup leader 2009 2010 RTCA NextGen Implementation Work Group (NGWIP) member - 2010 JPDO / FAA NextGen Flight Prioritization Workshop Airline Representative 2010 ·RTCA Business Case and Performance Metrics Work Group 2010-present
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