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.