Ross & Baruzzini Welcomes Airport Executive Mark Crosby

Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Crosby as Senior Aviation Consultant.  With more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry, Crosby is an accredited airport executive and recognized expert in airport security, emergency management and public safety. He will be responsible for a wide range of business development activities in the domestic aviation market and offer executive management support to current aviation clients in the western region of the United States.

Crosby most recently served as the Director of Public Safety and Security at Portland International Airport/Port of Portland where he led the Public Safety & Security Department. In this role, he strategically directed, supervised and coordinated the public safety and security activities and operations of the Port’s three airports and three marine terminals to ensure conformance with applicable TSA, FAA, USCG and other federal, state and local requirements.  Crosby provided direct input on airline affairs/agreements, air service development, capital improvement programs and environmental policy while managing multi-million dollar operating budgets and collective bargaining agreements.

At the national level, Crosby chaired AAAE’s Security Committee for five years, served on the ACI-NA Public Safety & Security Steering Group, the Executive Committee for the airport mutual aid group SEADOG/WESTDOG, and the Oversight Committee for National Safe Skies Alliance.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the Ross & Baruzzini family,” remarked Mike Zoia, North American Aviation Market Leader for Ross & Baruzzini. “Mark is a long time aviation industry leader with senior executive experience for two airport systems overseeing critical areas of airport management including airport operations, leasing & property management, economic development and public safety and security.  A knowledge leader of his caliber is a great addition to our aviation practice.”

Crosby earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the United States Air Force Academy. He is a Brigadier General in the Oregon Air National Guard and a long-standing member of industry associations including the American Association of Airport Executives, Airports Council International-North America and American Association of Port Authorities.

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Ross & Baruzzini Team Secures Rare Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Article was originally published on July 1, 2016. Updated on June 30, 2022.

On the night of July 4, 1776, a series of copies of the Declaration of Independence were printed by John Dunlap, which would eventually be known as the “Dunlap Broadsides.”  Of these copies, 26 are known to be in existence today. Ross & Baruzzini’s Security team has provided security for six of the Dunlap Broadsides, including the ones at Independence National Park, the Morgan Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, and Princeton University.  The copy of the Declaration of Independence that was signed by Congress is known as the “engrossed” or “parchment” copy and is currently housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Our Security team was appointed security consultant and engineer for the Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis, where another copy of the Declaration is set to become the centerpiece of a new exhibit.  Our team designed all of the electronic security systems for the space, including video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection. Working with the designers of the Declaration’s custom casework, we are currently investigating a number of cutting-edge technologies to help preserve and protect the document, helping to ensure it will remain viable and on display for future generations to appreciate.

For more information, and to watch a video produced by Washington University, click here for an article from the St. Louis Business Journal.