LaGuardia Redevelopment: A 21st-Century Airport
You'll learn about:
Airport planning, design, and construction
Environmental planning processes and permitting
Maintaining operations during construction
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is among the nation’s leading domestic gateways as well as the primary business/short-haul airport for New York. The airport handled more than 28 million passengers in 2015 and employs approximately 12,000 people, contributing about $17.7 billion in annual economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. LGA holds the distinction of being the most efficient airport in the world, handling more passengers per acre per year than any other airport.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is embarking on a major modernization and redevelopment program to position the airport to meet the needs of the 21st century. Gain an inside look at one of North America’s largest and most significant public-private partnerships and associated redevelopment efforts to unify and modernize the airport. You’ll visit construction sites and learn about the project from a variety of stakeholders, including management staff from LGA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, private project partners, and airlines.
, The Port Authority NY & NJ
Confirmed SpeakerWith 30 years of business experience at the Port Authority, Lysa is the chief executive of LaGuardia Airport, ranked the United States 20th largest airport. She leads a team of 400 staff in the operation, maintenance and development of the airport with the mission to provide a safe, secure, and quality customer experience for the traveling public, and a great workplace for on-airport employees. Lysa must ensure the continuity of airport operations while overseeing investment of more than $4 billion to create a 21st century airport for New York. Preceding her appointment as General Manager in 2013, she served as the Airport Deputy General Manager. In addition to her airport leadership roles, Lysa spent thirteen years as a senior executive in the Aviation corporate offices, where she delivered the iconic Customer Care brand and Customer Service Standards Programs that are a hallmark of Port Authority airports. Prior to joining the Aviation sector, Lysa demonstrated her leadership in a wide range of other business areas at the Port Authority, including serving a two-year appointment as Corporate Secretary of the Agency, an elected officer. Lysa has an MBA in Finance from Pace University, a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, and an Airport Certified Employee (ACE) designation from the American Association of Airport Executives.