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Derek Thielmann
Project Director Design & Construction at LaGuardia Gateway Partners


Derek Thielmann has more than 20 years of experience in the development and delivery of complex aviation and transportation projects. He has a keen understanding of airport operations as well as regulatory, environmental and community requirements and processes for large-scale public infrastructure projects. As Project Director of Design and Construction for LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), Derek is a key member of the team delivering the $5.1 billion redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B –one of the largest public-private partnerships in American history and the largest in U.S. aviation. In this executive capacity, Derek is responsible for managing the design build, serving as the day-to-day construction liaison between the operational and construction partners involved in the redevelopment.

Prior to joining LGP in 2016, Derek held a leadership role with Vantage Airport Group’s project team during the competitive pursuit of the Terminal B redevelopment project. Derek also spent 13 years in engineering and project management roles at Vancouver International Airport, supporting the airport’s multiple capital programs.

Agenda Sessions

  • A case study on LaGuardia Terminal B Headhouse