Kent Vanden Oever
Kent Vanden Oever is Vice President of Business Development at HMSHost, responsible for developing and overseeing key client relationships. With more than 27 years of experience in the industry, Vanden Oever joined HMSHost in 2015 after holding a leading consulting role at AirProjects, Inc.
During his career, he has worked with dozens of airports throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia, providing development, financial, and economic consulting services. Before joining AirProjects in 2008, Kent was Manager of Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation, where he was responsible for directing the firm’s financial, concessions, and economic practices. Over his nine years at HNTB, he expanded the firm’s services from the MidAtlantic region to across the nation. For more than ten years prior to his role at AirProjects, he was a concessions and facility planning project manager for PB Aviation.
Vanden Oever is a frequent contributor to industry publications and has been a featured speaker at nearly a dozen industry conferences. Vanden Oever holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University in Oxford, OH and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Cincinnati.