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Talented tandem: TPA's Jeff Siddle and Dan Seeley garner industry recognition

Two members of the Planning & Development Department earn high praise for their leadership during numerous construction projects taking place at Tampa International Airport.

Jeff Siddle, TPA's Vice President of Planning & Development, and Dan Seeley, TPA's Senior Manager of Construction, have been honored with prestigious awards, marking their exceptional contributions to the airport industry.

Jeff was awarded the 2023 Thomas “Tommy” Rawls Distinguished Owner Award on October 25. This award, given by the Design-Build Institute of America, Florida Region, is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of design-build as a project delivery method of choice.

He oversaw the construction of major Master Plan projects, including the Consolidated Rental Car Facility and the 1.4-mile SkyConnect train that connects the Main Terminal to the Economy Garage and Rental Car Center. He is now overseeing the Red Side expansion taking place in the Main Terminal and beginning work on the future Airside D.

Before joining the HCAA in 1998 as a General Manager in Planning and Development, Jeff worked with the Authority beginning in 1990 when he moved from Illinois to Florida to work for a civil engineering firm. With that firm, he collaborated on projects such as Tampa Executive Airport's expansion and was a project manager for TPA’s westernmost runway reconstruction project. 

Meanwhile, Dan Seeley's recent recognition underscores the dynamic leadership within TPA's construction team, highlighting his significant role in TPA's ongoing development.

Dan was recently named one of Airport Business magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a name for themselves in the airport industry.

He was heavily involved in Master Plan Phase 1 projects, including the state-of-the-art, multi-story Rental Car Center along with the SkyConnect train and its Automated People Mover (APM) stations. With that phase completed, Dan is now focused on Master Plan Phase 2. This $600 million phase includes the new Central Utility Plant near Airside C, new loading docks, demolition of the old Administration Building, and the construction two new vertical circulation buildings for the Red and Blue Express Curbsides and their accompanying traffic lanes. 

A Florida native from Ormond Beach, Dan went to the University of Florida and graduated from the School of Construction Management in 2006. He quickly jumped into the construction field with DPR Hardin Construction, working on multiple large commercial jobs across the country. He helped manage the construction of a $200 million condominium in Tampa, a $200 million project at Disney and a pair of $100 million-plus hotels in Florida and Texas before joining the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in 2013.

Congratulations to both of these TPA professionals on their milestone achievements. And, if you're considering a career at Tampa International Airport, learn more about available opportunities by clicking here