Jason Snowden has more than 15 years of experience in aviation management consulting and has provided strategic and financial business planning services for many clients. He has been the project manager overseeing the issuance of over $1 billion of airport bonds since 2008. Jason has extensive experience in both airline negotiations and rates and charges methodologies.
For the past 5 years, Jason has provided business and financial planning, strategic advisory services, rating agency presentations, rate methodology development and implementation, and airline negotiating assistance to the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA), which owns and operates San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), other regional airports, and various maritime ports. Jason had a major role in structuring and implementing a revised comprehensive legal relationship between the PRPA and various airport tenants—including passenger airlines, cargo airlines, non-signatory airlines, fixed-based operators, and ground handlers—and in developing and negotiating a revised compensatory rate-making methodology at SJU, including the reasonable and fair cost allocation of PRPA services to airport users.
During the same period, Jason provided strategic and financial business-planning services to the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. He helped prepare a feasibility study for a $414 million bond issue in 2002, and 3 years later evaluated the financial feasibility of an $11 billion 30-year program that was subsequently reduced to a $6 billion 20-year program. As the initial program was not feasible under status quo business practices, in 2006 the project subsequently evolved to include strategic planning aimed at redefining business practices and optimizing funding sources to establish financial feasibility. The ongoing engagement has Jason helping the City prepare the feasibility study for the program’s first series of bonds.