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Qatar Airways Cargo recently announced that Kirsten de Bruijn has joined the Airline in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning.   An Air Cargo veteran with 13 years of experience in management in the air cargo industry, she shares Qatar Airways belief that the pace of change...
Ralph Tragale was named the 2020 winner of the Bill Shea Award, presented by the New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) on Wednesday at its annual fall conference to an individual who has “demonstrated exemplary leadership and effected positive change in the aviation industry in New York. State. ” The...
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 aeronautical engineer,...
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 executive, will become executive chairman, focusing...
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 pursue in-demand...
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 service and maintaining strong customer relationships,”...
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 Chief Operating Officer. She will have...
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 President of Business Development & Special...
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 mill services, where he served as...

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 especially as...