Browsing: Fast Five

“Fast Five” is a succinct Q&A examining topical metropolitan New York airport and aviation subjects to the interviewee.

Program Manager for the Council for Airport Opportunity’s Office of Second Chance Employment (OSCE)

Denisha Rapier has more than eight years of experience advocating for the formerly incarcerated. As a previously incarcerated person at 19, Denisha knows firsthand the barriers to re-entry. Denisha is currently the Program Manager for…

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Lysa (Scully) Leiponis, Principal and President, LL Aviation Advisors, LLC

Lysa (Scully) Leiponis is a forward-thinking Board Member and Aviation Industry Leader who provides valued counsel to airport leaders, investors, airlines, and other industry stakeholders. With over 36 years of notable transportation industry experience, her…

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Ralph F. Tragale, President, RT Connects Consulting

Ralph F. Tragale, President, RT Connects Consulting Ralph F. Tragale, a 35+ year veteran of the aviation industry and a former executive at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, offers his clients a broad…

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Vinny Pace Aviation Photographer

Vincenzo is currently an Airport Focused Senior Project Director for Unity Electric, a subsidiary of Equans, a multinational construction consortium headquartered in France. He is based at John F. Kennedy International Airport and handles projects…

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Jim Gillespie, Alstom

James Gillespie is Alstom’s Head of Automated People Mover (APM) – Airports. He started his career at Delta Airlines, where he spent a decade in several Engineering roles. He then held several ascending leadership roles…

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Patrick Askew

Patrick Askew has more than 26 years of design and construction industry experience, which includes more than four years at McKissack. As Deputy Director for the New Terminal One, he leads and directs the Program…

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Senior Airport Operations Manager at Cathay Pacific Airways and 2022 KAAMCO President.

Mark Flug has been a KAAMCO Board member for the past three years and is currently the 2022 KAAMCO President. He started his airport career at LaGuardia (LGA) in 1989 with Odgen Allied Services and…

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Dayna Harap, President of the JFK Air Cargo Association

Dayna Harap, President, JFK Air Cargo Association andVice President and Co-Founder of Direct Expedite Dayna Harap has been in the transportation industry for almost 30 years. She enjoys building solid relationships with customers and vendors…

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Kiera Mejia, Director of Sales & Marketing, The ARK at JFK

Kiera Mejia joined The ARK as an Equine Attendant, working alongside a team in the Export Barn to provide basic care for horses, prepare and clean stalls for horses coming and going, and maintain a…

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Jane Mrosko, Program Manager at Travelers Aid, John F. Kennedy International Airport

Jane Mrosko, Program Manager at Travelers Aid, John F. Kennedy International Airport Jane Mrosko is the caring and creative manager of volunteers and volunteer programs with Travelers Aid at John F. Kennedy International Airport. She…

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