Woolpert Hires Aviation Asset Management Leader for Strategic Consulting Group

ARLINGTON, Texas (Feb. 25, 2019) — Woolpert has welcomed Senior Consultant Ellen Kay Crews to the firm’s Strategic Consulting Group. Crews brings more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, management and operation of the built environment, focusing for the last 20 years on airport asset management.

Crews currently serves as board chair for the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and is a founder and current treasurer on the Airport Facilities Council of International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She also is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Airports Council International-North America.


In her most recent roles, Crews managed projects for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, providing recommendations, an implementation plan and total cost of ownership approach for document deliverables for the Office of Facility Management. Crews currently serves as the program manager for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Asset Management Program.

Her experience in theory and application brings an incomparable view of industry trends and supports the trajectory of Woolpert’s Strategic Consulting Group.

“North American airports are embracing more strategic approaches to managing their constructed assets,” Crews said. “These programs are garnering C-suite attention due to their potential to save money and make more informed capital decisions.”

Woolpert Vice President Eric Dillinger said the firm will benefit from this top industry talent.

“Ellen has led multiple long-term, highly complex asset management projects for some of the largest airports, and she knows the ins and outs of the industry like no other,” Dillinger said. “What makes her and our team unique is the depth of understanding not only of asset management but of business operations. We are strategically improving operational airport performance for each of our clients, and Ellen is a key to our team’s optimal service and execution.”

Crews said she appreciates how Woolpert blends design, technology and geospatial services, and is looking forward to combining management consulting with existing Woolpert expertise.

“With a new interest and focus on strategic consulting as a practice, those of us who are directly involved will utilize our experience, presence, networks and management capabilities to make Woolpert that much more influential and a resource its clients will continue to rely on,” Crews said.

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Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending innovative design and engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic research and development department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. The firm, which is 95th among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms, supports a mission to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 28 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit or call 937-531-1258.