Christina Callahan has accepted a position as deputy general manager of LaGuardia Airport it was reported in a Press Release on December 5th. She will work as a direct report to the airport’s general manager, Lysa Scully.
The opportunity to join the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and to work at one of the most iconic airports in the world is an opportunity I could not pass up.
Callahan was Executive Director for four years, and prior to her role as executive director, Callahan led the Syracuse airport as aviation commissioner of the City of Syracuse. Callahan started her career in 1997 as secretary to then-airport commissioner Charles R. Everett Jr. She worked her way up to jobs as ground transportation officer and public information officer.
In 2011, Callahan was named interim commissioner of aviation by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and was tasked with overseeing a $60 million passenger terminal security improvement project.
LaGuardia Airport, among the top 25 airports in the United States, is in the midst of an $8 billion redevelopment program. This experience falls in lock step with her prior work when Syracuse airport underwent a $65 million terminal renovation financed through a combination of funding from New York State, the federal government, Onondaga County and the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.
Airport Experience News in July named Callahan its 2018 Director of the Year in the small-airports category.