The Silvy Group brings years of business experience with expertise in the following areas:

  • Airline Affairs
  • Concessions
  • Business Development
  • Program Planning
  • Project Management
  • Political Analysis
  • Route Services
  • Easements & Leases
  • Rates & Charges
  • Procurement
  • Department of Transportation Regulations
  • Team Building
  • Facilitation & Training

Founded in 2014, the Silvy Group brings the most up to date knowledge in airport affairs and business models.


Bob Silvas, President

Bob Silvas

Bob Silvas has over 35 years of business development experience with 22 years in the airport industry.  As part of the San Diego International Airport team, Mr. Silvas was a property manager, Manager of Concession Development and Director of Small Business Development.  In his role as Director of Small Business Development, Mr. Silvas was the architect of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s award winning inclusionary program that resulted in an increase in small, local business participation and increased diversity.  Under Mr. Silvas’ leadership, the Authority was awarded recognition by the following national organizations:

  • Airport Council International – North America (ACI-NA) 2013 Inclusionary Champion Award (Inaugural)
  • Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) 2010 Award of the Organization
  • Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2011 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Advocate of the Year

In addition to numerous local awards, Mr. Silvas received the 2013 AMAC Award for Airport Architecture, Construction and Engineering and was named one of 2012’s Metro Movers by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine.

Mr. Silvas served two separate terms as chair of the ACI-NA Business Diversity Committee, is a past member of the AMAC Board, and was a member of the American Association of Airport Executive (AAAE) Diversity Committee.  Currently he serves on the Port of San Diego’s Bayfront Cultural and Design Committee.  In addition, Mr. Silvas was a certified instructor of Kepner-Tregoe’s Project Management courses.

Mr. Silvas has long served as a subject matter expert and panelist for industry recognized organizations including ACI-NA, AAAE, AMAC, and COMTO.  As an effective facilitator, trainer, innovator and team builder, Bob Silvas brings a vast array of expertise that will undoubtedly provide immeasurable value to any organization.