Charles "Chip" Snowden Jr., AAE, CFM

Charles “Chip” Snowden Jr., AAE, CFM, is a senior vice president and aviation market principal at Hanson Professional Services Inc. He provides senior market leadership, expanding Hanson’s aviation presence in Florida, the Southeast and nationally.

Chip has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Hanson, he was the vice president of aviation emerging practices for a global engineering firm in Jacksonville, Florida; chief operating officer for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority; planning and development manager for the Palm Beach County Department of Airports in West Palm Beach, Florida; and airport planner for a national infrastructure-services firm in Miami.

He served on the board of directors for the Florida Airports Council, the Florida Safe Airports Council’s Executive Committee and the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governors. He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Airports Council International and is an accredited airport executive.

Professional Credentials 

Accredited Airport Executive, American Association of Airport Executives

Certified Facility Manager

Commercial pilot, single and multi-engine aircraft


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Bachelor’s degree, aeronautical science and aviation management
  • Master of Business Administration

Harvard Senior Management Development Program