Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has filled vacancies for two key executive positions with the promotion of Jerry Beckmann and the addition of Amber Gooding.

Lambert promoted Jerry Beckmann to Deputy Director-Planning & Development after four years as the Airport Assistant Director of Engineering.  Beckmann joins the Senior Executive Team managing Planning and Engineering, Planning Development and Environmental/Safety departments.  Beckmann is responsible for the planning, contracting and execution of all construction projects at Lambert while also coordinating long-range master plan goals for all airfield and airport properties. 

Jerry Beckmann holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (University of Missouri-Rolla) and a Master’s of Business Administration (University of Missouri-St. Louis).  He became a registered Professional Engineer in 1993.

Lambert also welcomes Amber Gooding to the staff as the Airport Assistant Director of DBE Programs. Amber Gooding is responsible for managing the City of St. Louis and Lambert Airport’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and M/WBE certification and compliance programs. These programs promote business opportunities for disadvantaged, minority and women businesses for Airport and City departments.

Amber Gooding has more than 25 years of experience in business development across several industries including healthcare, aviation and government.  Gooding was most recently the President/CEO of Diverse Resources, LLC, a consulting firm aimed at supporting business development for small, minority and women-owned businesses.  Prior to that position, she was the Director of Business Diversity Development at the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority from 2007-2012. She was responsible for leading all aspects of the Airport Authority’s federally mandated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Airport Concessions (ACDBE) programs.

Amber Gooding holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance (Christian Brothers University) and a Master’s in Business Administration (Lipscomb University) with a concentration in leadership and organizational development.