About Sixel

The Sixel Consulting Group team brings a collection of varied backgrounds to the field of air service development. We’re former airline and airport executives, airline analysts, data junkies, and former aviation journalists. We use all of our skills to make the best cases for additional service in more than 70 current client markets around the country.


Mark Sixel

President and Owner

Mark Sixel is a nationally recognized leader in air service development. He has been working on behalf of airports since graduating from the University of Texas in Austin with his Master Degree in Business Administration....

Mark Sixel

President and Owner

Mark Sixel is a nationally recognized leader in air service development. He has been working on behalf of airports since graduating from the University of Texas in Austin with his Master Degree in Business Administration. In 1996 he formed Transportation Solutions, Inc., in Austin, TX, his first fully owned airport and air services consulting firm. In 2001 he renamed the company Sixel Consulting Group, Inc. to better reflect the recognition that he had received in the industry. Mark has represented hundreds of airports of varying sizes at airline corporate headquarters, industry conferences, and at local community forums. Frequently asked by regional and national media from around the nation for his expert views on the industry, he has also been a featured speaker at numerous aviation conferences, both on the regional and the national level. Mark has developed strong, personal relationships with top airline route decision makers and continues to work with them on behalf of client airports across the country. His innovative solutions to air service challenges have made him a favorite in airline boardrooms around the country.

(541) 341-1601
Eugene, OR



Martin Kammerman

Air Service Strategy and Development

Martin joined Sixel's Air Service Department in April 2015. His tenure at United, US Airways and Continental provides a broad experience with which to assist airport clients on air service strategy and development projects. With...

Martin Kammerman

Air Service Strategy and Development

Martin joined Sixel's Air Service Department in April 2015. His tenure at United, US Airways and Continental provides a broad experience with which to assist airport clients on air service strategy and development projects. With nearly 25 years of airline experience, mostly in a network planning role, Martin has led the development of more than 2 dozen new routes in the United States and Canada. He joins Sixel from United Airlines, where he was responsible for all phases of domestic new market planning, competitive analysis, and strategy, including detailed market analysis, traffic and revenue forecasting, as well as coordination and implementation of new routes. After completing his MBA at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Martin started his airline career in the customer service and airport operations areas at Continental. From there, he graduated to airline forecasting before landing in network planning at US Airways and later United. Martin currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

(773) 808-3534
Nashville, TN



Ilona Cambron

Aviation Marketing Consultant, International Markets

Ilona is the first team member specializing in international aviation business development. Before joining Sixel as an aviation marketing consultant covering international markets, she spent more than seven years at European airports. Three times she was...

Ilona Cambron

Aviation Marketing Consultant, International Markets

Ilona is the first team member specializing in international aviation business development. Before joining Sixel as an aviation marketing consultant covering international markets, she spent more than seven years at European airports. Three times she was awarded UBM/Routes Airport Marketing Awards while working as head of marketing for Russia's largest airport group, and managed the hosting of a Routes regional event in 2012. While at Airports of Regions (AR) she was responsible for business-to-business marketing, air service development, data analysis, forecasting, presentation creation, and relationship management for four airports with a combined primary catchment of 14 million people. AR successfully marketed a unique incentive concept during her tenure, which involved providing regional aircraft directly to an airline in order to build feed opportunities to drive further growth. Ilona has successfully attracted and launched services from Finnair, Air China, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, and Ukraine International Airlines through her air service development efforts.

(734) 718-2879
Detroit, MI



Jeremiah Gerald

Executive Director, Air Service Strategy and Development

Jeremiah Gerald brings more than 13 years of aviation marketing and business development experience to Sixel Consulting Group. He has extensive experience in negotiating and presenting detailed information to business professionals across multiple industry sectors....

Jeremiah Gerald

Executive Director, Air Service Strategy and Development

Jeremiah Gerald brings more than 13 years of aviation marketing and business development experience to Sixel Consulting Group. He has extensive experience in negotiating and presenting detailed information to business professionals across multiple industry sectors. In 2001, he launched his career with Continental Airlines while working to complete his Professional Aviation degree at Louisiana Tech University. In 2003, Jeremiah landed his first airport role as an Operations Supervisor at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT). While serving in the role of Operations Supervisor, Jeremiah was directly responsible for environmental oversight, airport security, and ground transportation management and compliance initiatives. After GPT completed a $50M terminal expansion project, Jeremiah was offered a new role in air service and business development, where he served for more than 6 years. As Director of Air Service and Business Development at GPT, he was responsible for conducting thorough market analysis and securing local stakeholder support that resulted in additional air service from five new carriers. Jeremiah was successful in developing numerous multimillion dollar air program partnerships between local stakeholders and air carriers. In 2012, he entered the private sector in a new role as VP, Business Development for Thanks Again, the world’s only airport-centric loyalty coalition provider. At Thanks Again he was responsible for launching airport loyalty programs across North America and spearheaded program management and development initiatives. Jeremiah was successful in helping to establish lucrative partnerships between major corporations and airports across North America. He is a graduate of the MS Gulf Coast Leadership program and the Gulf Coast Business Council’s Masters Program. He has attained the credentials of “Certified Member” of the American Association of Airport Executives and has a commercial pilot’s license. Jeremiah currently resides in Gulfport, Mississippi, with his wife Stacy and their two daughters, Cailynn and Kylie.

(228) 323-0708
Gulfport, MS



Kaela Harmon

Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Kaela Harmon joined the Sixel team in 2016 with more than 10 years of experience in marketing, public relations and broadcast media. Most recently at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Kaela oversaw the airport’s rebranding efforts,...

Kaela Harmon

Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Kaela Harmon joined the Sixel team in 2016 with more than 10 years of experience in marketing, public relations and broadcast media. Most recently at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Kaela oversaw the airport’s rebranding efforts, recent website production and launch, and worked to re-establish the airport’s position in its community. Kaela graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives. Kaela is a graduate of Leadership Columbia Program and has been recognized as a Woman of Influence by both the Columbia Regional Business Report and by Southeastern Business Magazine. She has been listed among The State Newspaper’s “20 Under 40” and the SC Black Pages’ list of “40 Under 40.”

(803) 466-6567
Columbia, SC



Kyle Elliott

Website Development

Kyle joined Sixel in 2015 as the company's Website Developer. He has 10 years of experience in website design, graphic design, and marketing experience in the aviation industry. A private pilot, Kyle also has experience in...

Kyle Elliott

Website Development

Kyle joined Sixel in 2015 as the company's Website Developer. He has 10 years of experience in website design, graphic design, and marketing experience in the aviation industry. A private pilot, Kyle also has experience in air service development, Internet advertising, social media development, branding. He spent five years at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD), where he was involved in airside and landside operations, air service, cargo, business development, and marketing, and was instrumental in rebuilding all four of the airport’s websites. Before joining Sixel Consulting Group, Kyle studied graphic design and completed a professional pilot program at Kishwaukee Community College. He is currently attending Utah Valley University with a major in airport administration. He is based in San Diego, CA.

(815) 970-1490
San Diego, CA



Karen Salman

Accounting Supervisor

Karen joined Sixel Consulting Group in the fall of 2009 as a part-time bookkeeper in the Eugene office, after 37 years working in accounting firms and in private industry. She became a full-time staff member in...

Karen Salman

Accounting Supervisor

Karen joined Sixel Consulting Group in the fall of 2009 as a part-time bookkeeper in the Eugene office, after 37 years working in accounting firms and in private industry. She became a full-time staff member in January of 2011. In addition to overseeing accounting procedures, Karen utilizes her editing and proofreading skills to review presentations, quarterly reports, grant proposals, and other documents. Karen has a degree in Psychology and a teaching certificate from the University of California, Riverside.

(541) 341-1601
Eugene, OR



Brandi Bailey

Director of Events and Travel Services

Brandi joined Sixel Consulting Group in October 2016. As the Director of Events & Travel Services, she manages the semi-annual Sixel Airports Conferences and coordinates travel for the company. Prior to Sixel, Brandi spent the...

Brandi Bailey

Director of Events and Travel Services

Brandi joined Sixel Consulting Group in October 2016. As the Director of Events & Travel Services, she manages the semi-annual Sixel Airports Conferences and coordinates travel for the company. Prior to Sixel, Brandi spent the last decade working in hotels and resorts, most recently as an Event Sales Manager for Hyatt. Her background covers everything from event coordination and brand ambassadorship to advertising and nonprofit fundraising. A level-one sommelier, Brandi currently lives in Austin with her dog Kasha and spends her free time traveling, entertaining friends, and fostering puppies.

(619) 887-2488
Austin, TX



Lauren Mishler

GIS Specialist/Graphics Designer

Lauren joined Sixel Consulting Group in November 2010, specializing in cartographic design and mapping using the latest technological applications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. She is in charge of developing and editing projects combining...

Lauren Mishler

GIS Specialist/Graphics Designer

Lauren joined Sixel Consulting Group in November 2010, specializing in cartographic design and mapping using the latest technological applications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. She is in charge of developing and editing projects combining GIS, cartography, and geographic visualization techniques in support of the cases for new and expanded air service and airport analysis. Developing extensive design work for both client and in-house projects, she is also responsible for template design for annual and quarterly reports for client airports. Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Oregon, with an emphasis in Geographic Information Science. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

(541) 341-1601
Eugene, OR



John Gunderson

Information Systems Manager

John has worked for Sixel Consulting Group since 2000. John’s primary role is to keep Sixel on the leading edge of the current technology. John created Sixel's network operating system and is responsible for keeping all...

John Gunderson

Information Systems Manager

John has worked for Sixel Consulting Group since 2000. John’s primary role is to keep Sixel on the leading edge of the current technology. John created Sixel's network operating system and is responsible for keeping all hardware and software optimized. John has developed websites for airport clients and is in charge of quality control on all projects. He also ensures the integrity of the data acquired to study markets and new route opportunities.

(541) 341-1601
Eugene, OR



Joe Krom

GIS Analyst

Joe joined Sixel Consulting Group in November 2013 as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) intern. In September 2014, Joe accepted the position of full-time GIS Analyst. With his attention to detail, Joe designs visually precise...

Joe Krom

GIS Analyst

Joe joined Sixel Consulting Group in November 2013 as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) intern. In September 2014, Joe accepted the position of full-time GIS Analyst. With his attention to detail, Joe designs visually precise maps and completes data research for various cartographic projects. In addition, his maps are often included in presentations discussed at airport conferences and at airline headquarters meetings. Joe’s main interests are traveling and mountain and road biking. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geography at Western Oregon University. He resides in Battle Ground, Washington.

(541) 341-1601
Portland, OR