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The Port Authority of NYNJ has announced that top airport jobs are being filled. Charles R. Everett, Jr. has been asked to serve as General Manager of JFK in addition to his role as Deputy Director of Aviation . Two other important jobs at JFK and LaGuardia Airports have been filled with Anthony C. Vero, current Deputy General Manager of LaGuardia Airport, selected as Deputy General Manager at JFK Airport and Christina Callahan, current Executive Director at Syracuse Airport will begin as Deputy General Manager of LaGuardia Airport effective March 2019.

All the individuals have extensive experience in airport management and development. Everett is currently Interim General Manager of JFK and Deputy Aviation Director of the Port Authority.

Vero joined the Port in 2002 as a Senior Engineer in the Engineering Department. He joined Aviation in 2011 as a Senior Program Manager, and was appointed LaGuardia Airport’s Manager of Physical Plant and Redevelopment in 2014, assuming the role of Deputy General Manager in 2016. He has been deeply involved in the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport and the recent grand opening of Terminal B. Now, he will have the opportunity to take part in the JFK redevelopment now underway.

Callahan, Executive Director of Syracuse Airport, has risen in the ranks in jobs from ground transportation to public information officer. In 1997 she worked for then Syracuse airport commissioner Charles Everett, current Deputy Aviation Director and Interim General Manager of JFK Airport. She held the job of City of Syracuse’s Commissioner of Aviation prior to her Directorship.

Callahan becomes the second in command at LaGuardia under General Manager Lysa Scully. This team of two top women in aviation is unique in the country and is a testament to the professionalism that leads to opportunities for woman in aviation.

Said Callahan, Syracuse is an amazing place to live and work, but the opportunity to join the Port Authority of NY & NJ and to work at one of the most iconic airports in the world is an opportunity I could not pass up. It has been an honor to lead the airport for the last eight years and I know that there are still many great things in store for Syracuse Hancock International Airport.”

Updated 12:24 pm, January 8, 2019
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