Taffy Pippin Consulting – DBE/ACDBE Planning
While Taffy Pippin Consulting, LLC, was founded in 2012, Ms. Pippin’s experience took root more than twenty years ago in her father’s aviation consulting firm, FAC, Inc. Col. Bobby Valdez had served as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and vice president of an engineering firm before establishing FAC, Inc. He also served the state of Alabama as the aviation representative to the Governors Transportation Committee and Executive Director of the Alabama International Airport Authority. Working alongside her father at FAC, Inc., Ms. Pippin not only became a specialist in the development of DBE/ACDBE plans, but also absorbed the values of hard work and integrity. After Bobby passed in 2011, she founded Taffy Pippin Consulting, LLC, encouraged to do so by clients and aviation officials as well as family. Today, husband Clayton has joined the team, and their son Zachariah has come on board part time.
Ms. Pippin’s longstanding professional relationships with federal and state officials, airport directors and engineers are built on mutual respect, founded in expertise and genuine interest in the aviation industry and its people.
Since 2012, Taffy Pippin Consulting has prepared more than two hundred DBE Plans/Updates for airports throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.
Ms. Pippin is a member of the Mississippi Airports Association, the Georgia Airports Association and the Aviation Council of Alabama, Inc. She has been a guest speaker at the Aviation Council of Alabama Conference, highlighting DBE Plans and FAA Compliance.
Taffy Pippin Consulting, LLC is a certified DBE in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas. The company is currently seeking DBE certification in South Carolina.