PSA Management Team
Founder, President and CEO
Bachelor of Science, Architecture
University of Oklahoma
Master of Business Administration
Nova Southeastern University
Lecturer – Dept. of Mathematics
AGC Continuing Education Program
Mr. Aliu has more than 25 years’ experience in planning, architecture, construction management and program management in educational, airports, hospitals, industrial, justice facility projects and commercial residential/mixed-use development project management.
Before establishing PSA, Patrick went through the ranks as a planner, project architect, project manager, and project director. Previously, with other firms, he has served as general manager where his responsibilities included business development, contract negotiation/execution, fee negotiation, joint venture negotiation, project management and personnel hiring at all levels.
Patrick has an active and committed role in many organizations such as the Construction Specification Institute, Associated General Contractors, Dallas Regional Chamber, African American Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Chamber of Commerce and others.
Chris Hassall R.I.B.A.
Executive Vice President
Bachelor of Architecture
Royal Institute of British Architects
Mr. Hassall has been a registered architect for over 45 years. He has many years of experience with commercial interiors, program and construction management, design/build, including buyouts and sub-contract negotiations, multi-project programs and a management process specialist. Before coming to work for PSA, he founded three companies with offices in Spain, Florida and the Middle East. His varied career has spanned three continents and nearly every type of architectural and construction project.
Honors and Awards:
Awarded Diploma of Merit at the World Congress of Architect in Varna, Bulgaria in world-wide competition for Leisure Complex
Presented on two occasions to the Department of Education’s Task Force Committee for the State of Florida
American Schools and Universities – School Design Awards
Published Various Articles and White Papers
Mohammed Elway, PhD
Vice President of Infrastructure and Environmental
Florida Professional Engineer #43847
Ph.D. Civil & environmental Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Elway is a renowned professional engineer with over 30 years of solid diversified technical and managerial experience. He has worked with some of the world’s top-ranked engineering and construction firms on the design, construction, design-build, CM, EPCC and O&M ranging from small to mega infrastructures and facilities projects for public, private and military clients in the USA and overseas. The projects include airports, rapid transit and LRT, highways and bridges, military facilities, seaports and marine works, water and wastewater plants and networks, stormwater drainage, residential and commercial land developments, convention centers, theme parks, lake restoration and dredging, earthen dams, mining waste disposal facilities, environmental audits, domestic landfills, groundwater modeling, etc. In addition to all his experience, Dr. Elway is also a PMP trainer.
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bachelor of Business Administration
John B. Stetson University
Mr. Young has over 30 years of experience in Diversity Equality and Inclusion professionalism, including being the Founding Manager of Minority Business Development Department for Volusia County, Florida. He is established certification criteria based on CFR 49, Part 23 directives, and has held the responsibility for HUD, UMTA, FAA, and County guidelines and utilization for minority individuals. His experience has opened doors for movement into the Orlando Utilities Commission and the Orange County Government. Congruently, served on the Board of the Florida Minority Supplier Development Council for 26 years, has assisted in several governments establishing MBE programs including the State of Florida.
Mr. Young frequently speaks and participates as a panelist on the subject of MBE development and utilization. His expertise includes, responding to and preparing RFP’s, as well as alternative funding for small businesses and organizations such as the Small Business Administration (SBA), National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officials (FAPPO), as well as many other local organizations.
Donald L. Corthell
Vice President of Construction
Bachelor of Arts, Management
American Public University
Mr. Corthell is a seasoned Owner’s Representative specializing in airport construction. He has worked as a tradesman, is a small business owner, a licensed building contractor, and possesses a long suit for leadership qualities which lead to transformational change. Although Mr. Corthell possesses the hard skills and experience required to perform any type of construction concerning airports, it is perhaps his soft-skills and exceptional leadership capabilities that truly sets him apart; building and managing teams of people is his calling.
Current responsibilities as the Vice President of Construction on Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal Complex valued at approximately $2.5B, which consists of a new landside terminal, central energy plant, rental car facility, parking garage, ground equipment facility, airside terminal with 24 new gates, ramp and airfield extension of taxiways. This work is closely coordinated with the existing operations as well as Virgin Trains USA which is providing a train switchyard and connection to the existing Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF) that was completed in 2018. Previous airport work includes the ITF, Automated People Mover, baggage handling, airside reconstruction including the addition of new gates, Customs and Border Protection fit out, operations facilities, airfield and heavy civil including roads, bridges and waterways/box culverts.
Vice President of Business Operations and Marketing
Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Communication & Leadership
As VP of Business Operations and Marketing, Ms. Thomas is focused on building strong relationships with employees, clients, and industry partners throughout the nation. AZ brings more than a decade of operations and marketing experience to her role, having held a variety of positions including Vice President of Operations. Since joining PSA in 2018, AZ has worked throughout the firm to develop new solutions and processes to enhance the overall day-to-day operations and experience.