Dr Jamaine Mungo

Dr. Jamaine Mungo has joined the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Adelaide Adade

Parkway Corporation Ground Transportation Associate Adelaide Adade recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.        

Kate Sullivan

Kate Sullivan has rejoined the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Yasmine Cobb

British Airways Customer Service Agent Yasmine Cobb recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Jessica Noon

Congratulations to Department of Aviation Sustainability Manager Jessica Noon, who was recently elected as one of six at-large airport members on the Environmental Affairs Committee for the Airport Council International-North America (ACI-NA). 

 Johannalis Loyola

JetBlue Supervisor Johannalis Loyola recently received the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program.

Helen Cahng

Helen Cahng recently joined the Department of Aviation as curator of the Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Airport Exhibitions Program.   

Jerald Moody

Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) - Airport Division Police Officer Jerald Moody recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.

Thomas Doersam

American Airlines Customer Service Coordinator Thomas Doersam recently received the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.  

Lindsay Bodin

CHPlanning Properties Liaison Lindsay Bodin recently received the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations. 

PHL Volunteer Navigators program

PHL celebrates the Guest Experience (GX) unit’s PHL Volunteer Navigators program on International Volunteer Day by recognizing current volunteers. Over 80 volunteers answer all passenger questions, from what food options are available to what form of transportation to utilize.

Akam Islam

LeBus Café barista Akam Islam recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

Tamra Nickerson

Prime Flight Aviation - American Airlines Baggage Service Agent Tamra Nickerson recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

Tyrek group shot

Department of Aviation Custodial Worker II Tyrek Rouse recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program.

Barbara Miller and Affaf Aitidir

Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) Communication Dispatcher Barbara Miller and Department of Aviation Communications Center Operator II Affaf Aitidir recently received the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program.

Jeavon Johnson

Prime Flight Aviation - American Airlines Baggage Service Agent Jeavon Johnson recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

Rafiu Adekanmbi

TSA Supervisor Rafiu Adekanmbi recently received the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations. 

Kaisha Mercado

JetBlue Airways Airport Operations crew member Kaisha Mercado recently received the “Caring Support” award in Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.   

Thomas Whalen

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Deputy Manager of Airport Operations Thomas Whalen recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.  

Leroy Patton

Allied Universal Terminal Support Officer Leroy Patton recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. The program honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work.

Tyreik Turner

Philly Pretzel Factory Nighttime Supervisor Tyreik Turner recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers. 

Arturo Arreguin

MarketPlace PHL Custodian Arturo Arreguin recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. The program honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly affects the airport and guest experience.  

Robert Scannell

American Eagle Ramp Agent Robert Scannell recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. The program honors employees who work behind the scenes who are not typically recognized for their work. Although these employees do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly affects the airport and guest experience.  

Michelle Gilchrist

Department of Aviation Custodial Worker II Michelle Gilchrist recently received the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.     

Delicsha

Congratulations to Chief Administrative Officer Delicsha Wilds, who was selected as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Award

Ahmed Kargbo

Prospect Airport Services Wheelchair Assistance Provider Ahmed Kargbo recently received the “Caring Support” award from Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.   

Uyai Esset

Travelers Aid Customer Service Supervisor Uyai Esset recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

Officer Daniel Davis

Airport Police Officer Daniel Davis recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.        

Stephanie Mathis

American Airlines Fleet Service Agent Stephanie Mathis recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. The program honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly affects the airport and guest experience. 

Marvin Avestruz

United Airlines Designated Station Trainer Marvin Avestruz recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program, which honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work.

PHL Well

PHLWell ended the second quarter of 2023 with a session that reviewed financial tips that were shared with Department of Aviation employees over the first two quarters of the year. In a frank dialogue led by Human Resources Administrative Representatives Latia White and Ashlee Franklin, staff talked about ways to better manage money, shared tips on saving savings, and the importance of having life insurance. These tips can be valuable to the airports’ guests, too.

Paul Porter

Chickie's & Pete's General Manager Paul Porter recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program, which honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly affects the airport and guest experience.   

Lita Humphrey

American Airlines Administration Manager on Duty Lita Humphrey was recently recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.     

Hector Cintron-Rivera

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Hector Cintron-Rivera recently received the “Caring Support” award in Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.  

Cherise Wall

Parkway Corporation Ground Transportation Assistant Manager Cherise Wall recently received the “Caring Support” award in Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.   

Liza Johnson

Transdev (formerly First Transit) Bus Operator Liza Johnson recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

East Meets Sweets

On May 18, staff from across the Department of Aviation came together to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month through sharing a variety of AAPI desserts.

Buntha Chan

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions of AAPI airport employees.

Tamika Lucas

Piedmont – American Airlines Lobby Agent Tamika Lucas recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Eric McMillan

MarketPlace PHL Concourse Supervisor Eric McMillan was recently recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.    

Allie Alton

PHL’s Guest Experience Department (GX) leads the (PHL) Volunteer Navigator Program with over 80 volunteers.

Angela DeMarco

Paradies Lagardére’s Assistant General Manager, Angela DeMarco recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

Jason Nguyen

Philly Pretzel Factory General Manager Jason Nguyen recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Catherine O'Connell

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Shift Coordinator Catherine “Cathy” O’Connell recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.     

Women in Aviation II

In continuation of Women’s History Month, the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation celebrates women in aviation who make a difference every day, like Deputy Chief Financial Officer Cassandra Williams and Deputy Director of Aviation for Business Diversity and Accessibility Denise Bailey.    

Joan Wing

This Women’s History Month, the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation celebrates women who make a difference in aviation, like American Airlines Philadelphia Control Center Manger-on-Duty (MOD) Joan Wing, who oversees departments and functions for daily flight operations to ensure on-time performance at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). 

Women in Aviation

Fifty-three percent of the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation’s senior team is female. This Women’s History Month, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) celebrate the women who contribute to the airports' success every day.

Anna Anil

Allied Universal Security Shift Supervisor Anna Anil recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.       

Imanamani Marcano

JetBlue Airways Airport Operations crew member Imanamani Marcano recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Tanji Michael

Philadelphia Fire Department’s (PFD) Engine 78- Aircraft and Rescue Firefighting unit (ARFF) and Medic 30 Fire Service Paramedic (FSP) Tanji Michael recently received the “Caring Support” award in Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Airport Employee Recognition Program.

Alicia Morgan

American Airlines Customer Service Agent Alicia Morgan was recently recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.   

Nicola

Frontier Airlines Customer Service Agent Nicola Hanberry recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Vernon Lampkin

Department of Aviation Custodial Crew Chief Vernon Lampkin recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program, which honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly impacts the airport and guest experience.  

Janet Kellingbeck

Prospect Airport Services’ Wheelchair Assistance Provider Janet Kellingbeck recently received the “Caring Support” award in Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.     

Charles Newkirk

Parkway Corporation Assistant Vice President Charles Newkirk recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly impacts the airport and guest experience.

Ashly Francis

The Department of Aviation’s Airport Communications Operator II Ashly Francis was recently recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.     

Kellie Guy

Prime Flight Aviation - American Airlines Baggage Service Supervisor Kellie Guy was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.    

Team PHL

On Monday, December 12, the Division of Aviation celebrated its staff at its annual Employee Years of Service and P.R.I.D.E. Awards ceremony.

Sulieman Fisher

Division of Aviation (DOA) Custodial Worker II Sulieman Fisher was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.   

Ben

Benjamin Tribuiani, deputy manager of operations for the Philadelphia Parking Authority(PPA), recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.     

David Jeanclos

Meet David Jeanclos, the Division of Aviation’s Airport Communications Center Operator II. He recently received the "Unsung Heroes” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award honors employees who work behind the scenes and typically go unrecognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly impacts the airport and the guest experience.

Jeannette

American Airlines Flight Attendant Jeanette Breznick-Broder recently received the “Caring Support” award in PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.    

Japneet

Japneet, a sophomore at Upper Darby High School in Delaware County, Pa., is one of more than 80 volunteers of the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Volunteer Navigators Program who assist passengers as they travel through the airport. She’s excited to delve into aviation and hopes to become a pilot (just like fellow volunteer Alissa).

Fumilayo Bailey

Prospect Airport Services Wheelchair Assistance Provider Fumilayo Bailey recently received the “Caring Support” award from PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.   

Ronnie Jones

Division of Aviation Custodial Worker II Ronnie Jones recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.      

Evelyn Gourley

Parkway Corporation Ground Transportation Associate Evelyn Gourley was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.  

Breast Cancer EVent

According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2022, an estimated 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women. Although breast cancer is predominantly seen in women, approximately 2,710 new cases will also occur among men this year. 

HHM

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) concluded its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a roundtable discussion hosted by its Racial Equity Advisory Council (REAC). The discussion highlighted Hispanic contributions in the business, aviation, finance, and healthcare fields.   

Datesman

Travelers Aid Volunteer Program Manager Christine Datesman recently received the “Caring Support” award in PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to passengers.   

Mission Trip

Philadelphia International Airport celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the efforts of the American Airlines Latin Diversity Network (LDN) chapter in promoting Hispanic contributions, culture, and history.   

Barbara Calise

American Airlines' Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Barbara Calise recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award honors employees who work behind the scenes who are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness significantly impacts the airport and guest experience.

Margarita

British Airways Customer Service Agent Margarita Thomas recently received the “Impression Makers” award from Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Messan

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Lot Attendant Supervisor Messan Amlon recently received the “Impression Makers” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

William Karley

Airport Police Officer William “Billy” Karley recently received the “Caring Support” award in PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to passengers.   

Marcia

American Airlines Customer Service Supervisor Marcia McLeod-Fraser was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations. 

5K

It’s back! For the first time since 2019, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will hold its 5K On the Runway on September 10 — and past participants are ready to run again.

Kevin Foster

Airport Police Officer Kevin Foster recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.     

Daniel

Parkway Corporation Ground Transportation Associate Daniel Ware Jr. recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work.

Lakeisha Smith

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Frontier Airlines Customer Service Manager Lakeisha Smith was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program.

Interns

Co-operatives (also known as “co-ops”) at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are more invested than your average internship program. Co-ops are, by and large, full-time paid positions. Internships can vary between paid or unpaid and part-time or full-time, depending on the employer and the career field. As the airport invests in the next generation of aviation leaders, there is a mutual benefit to having co-ops and interns on board.

Tara

Passenger Assistance Team Supervisor Tara McSorley recently received the “Caring Support” award in PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs. 

Deputy Chief Bright

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) welcomes Deputy Chief Kamau Bright to the Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) Engine 78 unit.

Tracy ACI-NA Award

City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tracy Borda has been recognized by Airports Council International- North America (ACI-NA) and the

TSA

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Specialist Canine (TSS-C) Handlers Joseph Zappala, Gary Stoerrle, Michael Rossi, and Jose Del Rosario recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who protect the integrity and safety of passengers through proactive communication, exemplary teamwork, courage, and effective action.    

TSA

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) Angel Wilson and Lung-Hua Lu recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Airport Employee Recognition Program.

AAPI Panel

The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation closed out its Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) celebration with a roundtable discussion host by the airport's Racial Equity Advisory Council (REAC). 

EA

JetBlue Airways Airport Operations crew member Edward Aiello recently received the “Caring Support” award in PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs.   

Yu

In continuation of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, PHL recognizes the contributions of AAPI leaders at the airport. American Airlines Managing Director of Customer Operations, Yu Lee identifies as Korean American. Within her role, Lee oversees 1,400 ramp, baggage claim, and catering facility employees. 

Steve

Recently retired British Airways Customer Experience Agent Steve VanVechten received the “Impression Makers” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.  

Gachi

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This annual celebration recognizes the cultural and historical contributions of people and organizations who identify as AAPI in the United States. The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recognizes all AAPI employees, businesses, and organizations that contribute to the airport’s success.  

East Meets Sweets

On May 18, the Division of Aviation celebrated Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with a special “East Meets Sweets” event, hosted by the airport's Capital Development team.

Barb

Elliot Lewis Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Barbara Hatty recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award honors employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness has a major impact on the airport and guest experience.   

PHL Well

Last month, Division of Aviation (DOA) employees concluded a four-month PHL Well “Biggest Loser” weight loss competition. This friendly contest came from employees' New Year’s resolutions to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Kevin

Airport Operation Officer Kevin Tsai recently received the “Unsung Heroes” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who work behind the scenes and are not typically recognized for their work. Although they do not work directly with guests, their effectiveness has a major impact on the airport and guest experience.  

Danielle

Chickie’s & Pete’s Bartender Danielle Dandridge recently received the “Impression Makers” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.  

Carmen

Semi-Skilled Laborer Carmen Jengo recently received the “Caring Support” award in PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes employees who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs. 

Kofil

Muzzem “Kofil” Hussain, a bartender at OTG restaurant Baba Bar recently received the “Impression Makers” award in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.  

The Women of Engine 78

In recognition of International Women’s Month, PHL shines the light on women who work in traditionally male dominated fields at the airport.

Chellie IIJA Press Conference

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) CEO Chellie Cameron was named Vice Chair of the Board of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada. Cameron’s two-year appointment to the role began on January 1, 2022; she previously served as chair of the U.S. Policy Council for ACI-NA.

Philabundance

MarketPlace PHL Concourse Supervisors Carol Taylor and Celines Ortiz were both recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category in the second round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.      

Chill Moody

Philadelphia has had a significant impact on the entertainment world. The city’s singers, songwriters and musicians have influenced the music industry and artists from around the world. The city has also been the setting for many acclaimed films and TV shows.  

Alissa

The Philadelphia International Airport 

PHL Careers in Tech Panel

PHL staff recently participated in a virtual panel discussion with 50 students from Bartram High School for a special Black History Month Edition of the Workforce Development Unit’s Career Profile Series. The panel discussion was also part of the airport’s Southwest Initiatives for Neighborhood Growth (SWING), an effort focused on building stronger relationships with PHL’s surrounding neighborhoods through impact-driven engagement and connectivity to resources. 

Roza

Dunkin’ Donuts Shift Leader Roza Zawde recently received the “Impression Makers” award in the second round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.     

Roundtable

As part of the Division of Aviation’s Black History Month celebration, the airport’s Racial Equity Advisory Council (REAC) hosted a Racial Equity Virtual Roundtable on February 17 with Sara Lomax-Reese, President and CEO of WURD Radio and co-founder of 

Carlos

Chickie’s & Pete’s Bartender Carlos A. Pena recently received the “Impression Makers” award in the second round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Dana Ellis

JetBlue Airways Training Liaison Dana Ellis, a five-year JetBlue veteran, recently received the “Impression Makers” award in the second round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.     

Koroma

Parkway Corporation Ground Transportation Associate Ibrahim Osman Koroma was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of the Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) second round of the Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.     

Delicsha Wilds

The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation (DOA) has announced Delicsha Wilds as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Wilds, who joined the Divisio

Tymes

Philly Pretzel Factory Supervisor Markera Tymes recently received the “Impression Makers” award in the second round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.    

Olga

L’Occitane en Provence Assistant Manager Olga Yakovchits was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) second round of the Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.   

JHall

Airport Operations Officer Supervisor Jeremiah Hall was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) second round of the Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.        

JGlass

Airport Operations Superintendent John Glass was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) second round of the Employee Recognition Program.

Collage

On December 7, the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation held its annual employee recognition event, honoring Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) staff that celebrated 15, 25 and 35 years of service with the city or retired from the Division of Aviation during 2021. This year marked&nbsp

ED

Auntie Anne’s Shift Manager Edalgia “Fuzzy” Douglas recently received the “Impression-Makers” award in the inaugural round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct customer service to passengers.   

Cheryl

Parkway Corporation Public Information Associate Cheryl Troy was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of the Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.    

Lost and Found

Last month, while Marylou Luif was traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia for a wedding, she lost a valuable and sentimental piece of jewelry. She did not realize her diamond ring was missing until she was in her hotel room that night. Luif called the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Lost and Found, but no one had turned in the ring yet. She thought for sure the jewelry was lost forever.

Al

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Alfred Rotunno recently received the “Safe & Sound” award in the inaugural round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Airport Employee Recognition Program.

PHL Well

A little friendly competition can make adopting healthy lifestyle habits more fun. In September, the City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation kicked off its PHL Well employee wellbeing program by encouraging staff members to increase their daily water intake and reduce consumption of sugary drinks.

Dunn

GAT Airline Ground Support – Spirit Airlines Guest Service Agent Michael Dunn recently received the “Impression-makers” award in the inaugural round of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes customer-facing employees who provide direct  customer service.  Dunn greets and assists Spirit’s guests.

Damian

Damian Oravez, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Chief Information Security Officer , was appointed as a board member to the SecureWorld Mid-Atlantic Advisory Council. His role will include recommending speakers, topics, and vendors for the SecureWorld Mid-Atlantic Conference, as well as participate

Leodel

Prime Flight Aviation Services Wheelchair Assistant Leodel Adrien recently received the “Caring Support” award in the inaugural round of PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes those who provide exceptional care and services to seniors, families with young children, disabled passengers, and others with special needs. These employees, like Adrien, make sure travel is smooth, easy, and enjoyable for everyone.   

Tonia Davis

Prime Flight Aviation Services Line Queue Attendant Tonia Davis recently received the “Impression-makers” award in the inaugural round of PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes frontline customer-facing employees, who provide direct customer service.  

Kathy Padilla Guardian Award

While COVID-19 had wide-ranging impacts on the airline industry, Philadelphia International Airport's (PHL) Office of Business Diversity (OBD) honored its commitments, spearheaded new initiatives, and were recognized for its efforts. 

Volunteer Team

In celebration of its 20th year, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has expanded and rebranded its volunteer program, which has welcomed millions of passengers over the years.

Hamid and Rosalee

Paradies-Lagardere General Manager Hamid Larbi was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of the Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction acknowledges employees who create a positive experience for guests through service and delivery while collaborating with other organizations.   

Deborah Hill

Division of Aviation (DOA) Pavement & Grounds (P&G) Semi-skilled Laborer Deborah (“Debbie”) Hill recently received a “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” award in the inaugural round of PHL’s Airport Employee Recognition Program. This award recognizes collaboration and teamwork across organizations that results in strong service delivery an

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Maintaining a healthy work/home balance the past 18 months has been a challenge for everyone. To help its employees bridge the gap between the workplace and home, the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation Human Resources created PHL WELL, a program that educates, informs, and engages employees on how to manage their physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.

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AtYourGate Operations Manager Claire Maddocks was recognized in the “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” category of the Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Employee Recognition Program. This distinction recognizes an employee who creates a positive guest experience through service and delivery while collaborating with different organizations.  

Ken

JetBlue Airways Airport Operations crew member Ken Bowen was named an “Impression Maker” in Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) recently launched Employee Recognition Program. The Impression Maker category recognizes employees who provide excellent customer service while working directly with guests.   

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Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) new Airport Employee Recognition Program honors employees from all airport stakeholders for going above and beyond their typical job duties to create a positive experience for PHL’s guests. The program strives to boost employee morale and positively impact PHL culture airport-wide.  

Latia

“PHL picked me! Working at the airport has been an awesome experience. I enjoy working with my peers and leadership,” said Administrative Technician I Latia Hayes. “Everyone I have encountered at the Division of Aviation has been so helpful and cheerful. I have felt welcomed to work at the airport since my first day.” 

Kathy Padilla Guardian Award

Kathleen Padilla, Deputy Director of Aviation for Diversity and Inclusion for the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, was selected by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) as the recipient of the 2021 Leon C.

Ashlee Franklin

“I begin my day with a prayer of gratitude to help center my mind and be grateful for the little things that can have a big impact on the frequency I communicate with others for the rest of the day,” said Service Representative II Ashlee Franklin, who has been a member of the Division of Aviation’s Human Resources Department since December 2019.   

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Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of the end of slavery reached Galveston, TX, one of the deepest parts of the Confederacy. 

The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation is honored to lead Philadelphia International Airport's observation of the Juneteenth holiday in the following ways:

Allan Moore Honored by TSA

In order for PHL to operate efficiently, all organizations that conduct business at the airport must collaborate with each other. Allan Moore, PHL’s Deputy Director of Aviation – Facilities, was recently honored by the Transportation Security Administration for his contributions in support of the TSA’s PHL operations. Moore was presented with a certificate

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The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), has announced the selection of Kate Sullivan for the position of Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Pam Johnson

“I got the COVID-19 vaccine to protect myself and those around me,” said Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Administrative Assistant Pamela Johnson. “I've also encouraged my coworkers to get vaccinated because I care about the health and safety of them and their loved ones.”   

Rene Burrows Spirit

“I feel very lucky to be working with Spirit here in Philadelphia,” said Spirit Airlines’ PHL General Manager Rene Burrows. “We may be a smaller operation, but we are indeed making a name for ourselves. For that, I am proud to be on this team.”  

CEO Chellie Cameron took part in a panel discussion hosted by the Women in Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter

As Women’s History Month marched on, two members of the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) senior leadership team presented at events sponsored by the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) while a third participated in a panel discussion on female engineers sponsored by her alma mater.

Liz Moselle

“I love people and I love ideas. I like breaking down silos and helping people find common ground,” said PHL Assistant Director of Guest Experience, Elizabeth Moselle. “I love that I get to work in many different areas— customer service, design, consumer insights and so much more. It’s never boring.” 

BHM Poetry

Airport employees recite quotes and poems by their favorite Black icons such as Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler and more.

Patricia Camps

The City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation is fortunate to have seasoned employees with an abundance of experiences and perspectives. Throughout February, PHL will share insight from several longtime staff members, such as Administrative Specialist Supervisor Patricia Camps.​​​​​​

Do you recall what was happening in your life (or local/national/world events) when you joined the Division of Aviation?

Engineers Week 2021

February 21-27 is designated as Engineers Week, and the Division of Aviation is saluting our team of engineers who perform a variety of important jobs that are crucial to Philadelphia International and Northeast Philadelphia airports. The Division of Aviation Engineering Department focuses on the replacement, rehabilitation and expansion of airport facilities and systems including:

 

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PHL CEO Chellie Cameron joins American Airlines Vice President PHL Lakshman Amaranayaka to discuss a variety of topics, including his background, career experiences, reflections and advice to the next generation pursuing careers in the aviation industry.

Helen Miles-Jackson BHM2021

The City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation is fortunate to have seasoned employees with an abundance of experiences and perspectives. Throughout February, PHL will share insight from several longtime staff members, such as Human Resources Associate Helen Miles-Jackson.​​​​​​

Do you recall what was happening in your life (or local/national/world events) when you joined the Division of Aviation?

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The City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation is fortunate to have seasoned employees with an abundance of experiences and perspectives. Throughout February, PHL will share insight from several longtime staff members, such as Deputy Director of Administrative Operations Sheila Trueheart.

Do you recall what was happening in your life (or local/national/world events) when you joined the Division of Aviation?

soledad chellie

PHL CEO Chellie Cameron joins airport Chief Administrative Officer Soledad Alfaro to discuss a variety of topics, including her background, career experiences, reflections and advice to the next generation pursuing careers in the aviation industry.

Adam

The first thing you notice about PHL Deputy Chief Revenue Officer Adam Mitchell is his charismatic smile and calm professional demeanor.   

Aviation Boards Members

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Senior Leadership team is made up of professionals in a variety of areas including airport operations, business, finance, law, human resources and more. In addition to their jobs at PHL, many leadership team members offer their expertise to aviation and transportation related organizations as members of boards and committees.

Chellie Cameron

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) CEO Chellie Cameron has been elected to serve as chair of the U.S. Policy Council for Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

Alec Gever America Recycles Day

-What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here? 

My current position is Purchasing Manager, Professional Services. I have been working at the airport for nine years. 

Ruben DeLeon

-What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here? 

My position is Airport Operations Officer and I have been working at PHL for a little over three years.  

Employee Recognition 2020

On December 9, 2020 PHL and PNE held a virtual ceremony to celebrate employees with 15 and 25 years of service to the City of Philadelphia:  

25 Years of Service 

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While it is common for CEOs to serve on community and industry boards as part of their outreach efforts, it is unusual for an airport CEO to helm a federal bank advisory council. Philadelphia International Airport CEO Chellie Cameron has accomplished just that, having

Roland Arrington

Roland is pictured in a photo taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and mask ordinance.

What is your current position, responsibilities and duties at PHL and how long have you worked here?

TSA Coat Drive

One hundred coats of all sizes and appropriate for all ages were collected and distributed, along with hats, gloves and scarves to individuals in West Philadelphia who were without the outerwear to keep them warm through winter thanks to the efforts of a long-time Supervisory Transportation Security officer at Philadelphia International Airport.

Calvin Truitt

Maintenance Coordinator Calvin Truitt was a recipient of a 2018 PHL Innovation Award (Calvin is pictured above at the award ceremony). As an exceptional employee, he was a guest on PHL CEO Chellie Cameron's "Taking Off" podcast. Listen to that episode here.

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What is your current position, responsibilities and duties at PHL and how long have you worked here?

Becky Rodriguez and Ellie

-What is your current position, responsibilities and duties at PHL and how long have you worked here?

Oliver Simmons

What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here? 

My current position is an Equipment Operator 2. I started with the city in the custodial department at PHL in 2003. Over the years I’ve moved on and it’s now been 16 years since I’ve been with the city working at PHL. 

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-What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here? 

I am currently serving as a Building Maintenance Group Leader and have been employed by PHL for the last seven years. 

Alycia Speas

What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here?  

Tamara Whitfield

What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here? 

Keron Booth

-What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here? 

Chellie packing

Being an airport essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging, and at times, overwhelming. To show appreciation for essential personnel, the City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation collaborated with MarketPlace PHL, the airport's food and shops organization, on a snack bag distribution.

Wallace FOD

What is your current position at PHL and how long have you worked here?  

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Passengers may not realize this, but there are more than 800 employees in Philadelphia International Airport who work for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates both PHL and Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

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PHL employees miss seeing passengers filling the terminals, either coming to visit Philadelphia or possibly heading on an exciting vacation. Staff members also miss being able to travel from PHL.

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The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way work is done at Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport, but the 21,000 employees of PHL & PNE continue supporting their passengers, their families, and each other.

Chellie Cameron

Leadership during crisis requires navigating challenges with courage and transparency. PHL CEO Chellie Cameron shares her thoughts on PHL and PNE's pre-recovery activities, the CARES Act, and a new interview series that will begin in May. 

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Airports are considered essential infrastructure that remain operational during crises to allow airlines to transport those that must fly and important cargo. PHL is home to 21,000 employees from hundreds of companies that help serve passengers. Many of these employees continue to report to the airport during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep PHL moving.   

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Leadership during crisis requires navigating challenges with courage and transparency. PHL CEO Chellie Cameron opened up about the surreal nature of directing a major airport during an unprecedented global crisis.

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