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Vaughn College has announced that Barry Eccleston, retired chief executive officer and president of Airbus Americas, Inc., is the newest member of its board of trustees. Eccleston brings five decades of experience working in, and providing dedicated support to the aviation and aerospace industry. He is an...
Tim Strauss has vast experience in air cargo, having worked for 11 years at Emery before joining Northwest/Delta. He headed Haiwaiian Airlines Cargo for five years before joining Air Canada Cargo in 2017, taking over from Lise Marie Turpin. Vic Karijian, Amerijet’s current chief...
Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo was appointed chair of the Department of Transportation’s Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF) in an announcement today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The objective of YIATF is to encourage high school students to...
SterlingRisk Aviation, a division of SterlingRisk Insurance (Woodbury, NY), has hired Travis J. Marshall as Vice President, Senior Account Executive. The announcement was made by SterlingRisk Aviation President Michael O’Donnell. “Travis is well-respected in the aviation industry as an insurance professional committed to client...
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced that Lillian A. Dukes has been appointed Senior Vice President, Technical Operations. Ms. Dukes will lead the company’s Technical Operations, overseeing all maintenance and engineering activities at the Company, and report to James A. Forbes, Executive Vice President and...
William J. McShane of Babylon, a respected statewide aviation leader, who was instrumental in helping bring the Bethpage Air Show to Jones Beach over 15 years ago, has died at the age of 61 after a long illness. Prior to his passing, Bill was Vice...
JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport announced the appointment of James May as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective February 1, 2020.  Mr. May joins JFKIAT from Phoenix Services LLC, a global leader in steel...

Yvette Greene-Dennis

Yvette Greene Dennis, Executive Vice President of Program Management for The Crescent Companies, is a 42-year veteran of the construction industry. She is currently working on the contract with PANYNJ to manage compliance for the JFK Redevelopment Project.  Yvette is known for her contribution to the industry...
The JFK Air Cargo Association has named a new President for 2020 after the passing of long time President, Joe Badamo last year. Veteran member and Board Member/Treasurer Dayna Harap will lead the JFK Air Cargo Association into the new year and beyond. Dayna is Vice President...
The Port Authority of NYNJ has appointed James Gill General Manager of Newark Liberty International Airport.  Gill is an aviation veteran with 20 years of senior leadership experience in the industry. Effective Monday, January 27, Gill, will take over the reins of Newark Liberty...