Katherine Preston, Principal Consultant, Aviation, HMMH, environmental policy exper

Katherine B. Preston, ENV SP

Principal Consultant Specializing in Aviation, Sustainability & Energy, and Federal Programs

Katherine is a part of HMMH’s remote staff near Tallahassee, FL. She has been in the aviation industry for many years, most recently with the Airports Council International – North America. While at ACI-NA, Katherine managed the association’s federal regulatory affairs and advocacy on a range of environmental policy issues including air quality, NEPA, water quality, waste management, noise and sustainability. She served as the committee secretary for the Environmental Affairs Committee and eight technical working groups, comprised of hundreds of members from both the public and private sector. Katherine also serves on the FAA’s Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee’s Environment and Energy subcommittee, and has participated as a panelist on a wide range of ACRP research projects.

Katherine has experience working for other aviation industry stakeholders as well. Prior to ACI-NA, she was a government affairs specialist for environmental and commercial aviation policy at The Boeing Company, and managed Congressional affairs for the International Air Transport Association.

Katherine holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.


Katherine is addicted to Audible audio books, particularly on long car rides. She loves to travel, and despite what some prominent political figures have said about our nation’s airports, she actually enjoys spending time in terminal buildings!