SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWS AND VIEWS FOR THE NEW YORK METRO A Airport VIRPOoRT COMMUNiITYceFREE
Lysa Scully in front of iconic flying fish Terminal A.
JFK – FLY WITH US
Members of the JFK Airport community
celebrate National Aviation Week.
(L-R) Port Robbyn Stewart, Port Amanda Taormina, T4 CEO Roel Huinink, FAA Dave Siewert, JFK GM Charles Everett, JFK Landside Mgr.
Teresa Rizzuto, Deputy GM Tony Vero, Kaamco President Ana Lemos, LOT Barbara Liskowicz, PORT Laura Garland, News_Inflight Gabrielle
Sarmiento, VRH Coleen DiGiorgio, Cathay Mark Flug, (next row) ASDO Dolores Hofman, AF Julie Emond, Nancy Vargas, Port Anna Stachula,
Allied Jerry Biscardi, Port Sam Erickson, (rear row) Finnair Ossi Karuvaara, Anthony Corcione, FAA Claude Vieira, PAPD Inspector O’Connor,
Marcin Hajduczek,Port EJ Mullins, TSA Mohammad Siddiqui, Brian Xavier, CBP Greg Eddy, Christ for World Chapel Pastor Dabee, Port Steve
Brocchini, Port Spencer Thornton, AA David Lombardi, AA intern Will Lese, API George Tasigianis, CBP Port Director Frank Russo.
LGA Scully retires
Port loses a leader
Interview with Lysa Scully who has
been the General Manager at LaGuardia
Airport (LGA) for the past 9 years and
with Port for another 24 years. Team and
family are two words she most often uses
to describe her experience.
“It’s about the team here. They are
amazing. It is never about a person.”
These are the words with which she
opened the interview.
Q-You say that LGA is like a family.
A- It felt like family from the moment
I was on a temporary assignment for a
year. I was here for a year and fell in love
with this airport. It was such a physically
small airport, and I had a chance to get to
know everyone. It has all very embracing.
Being small and compact, you can’t do
work in isolation. What one does impacts
everyone else. We all work together and
know each other. People know names,
wave to each other and help each other
out. Truly the legacy here. This is my
home. This is what is great about a small
airport like this.
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Prior to the community photo
of National Aviation week, Charles
Everett, GM JFK Airport, opened
up the August GM Stakeholder
meeting with an introduction to
Christine Innis of the Fairleigh
Dickinson University (FDU) The
Port has teamed up with FDU to offer
promote the advanced degree of
Master of Public Administration
(M.P.A.) to airport employees.This
is a two year course for public and
non for profit global transportation
management. Courses for a degree
to master public administration
will be held in Building 14 during
September. For those interested,
Everett also reported that there
is an on-site JFK redevelopment
organization in place and being
staffed. He said that JFK will have
meetings with the entire community
to talk about how the phasing
will occur. Progress is being made
with the FAA looking at the environmental
approved, Everett said they plan
to begin n April 2020. According
then Mgr.. Landside, now newly appointed
Deputy General Manager
of JFK Teresa Rizzuto, Port will
soon launch the “We Soar Higher “
campaign.. Emily Shyu explained
the “We Soar Higher” is a program
aimed at the aviation best in class
customer service employees who
will be rewarded after being nominated
by their peers or passengers
for the best exemplary customer service
individuals. There will be quarterly
and annual awards with up to
$500 certificates redeemable on the
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JFK, LGA Leadership changes-A.Vero and T. Rizzuto move up
Congratulations to two excellent people for their appointments.
Anthony Vero moves to LaGuardia
Airport as General Manager
after a year as Deputy GM at JFK.
Tony has years of experience at
LGA and returns with a great understanding
of the redevelopment
challenges, the airport workforce
and opportunities for the public.
Deputy GM Christina Callahan
will round out the team.
Teresa Rizzuto takes the position
of Deputy General Manager of JFK
Airport reporting to GM Charles
Everett. Most recently Manager
Landside, Teresa has held many positions
in aviation management, is
respected in the community, and is
well suited to handle the multitude
of important tasks as JFK begins it’s
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