Michael Moran, a 35-year veteran of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, is the General Manager of the Aviation Department’s Planning & Environmental Services Division since May 2018, where he guides a talented team serving the planning and environmental needs for all five airports. Before moving to the PA’s corporate 4 WTC offices, Mike was the Airport Director of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) for four years. There he was responsible for a staff of 500 and an operating budget of $350 million, directing his team in the airport’s safe, secure and efficient operation. He also guided policy and development at JFK, one of the world’s best-known and busiest airports. Long recognized as the premier U.S. gateway for passengers and cargo, in 2018, the airport handled a record 60 million passengers and more than 1.4 million tons of cargo, numbers which hopefully will finally be surpassed post-COVID in 2023. Before joining JFK, he managed LaGuardia Airport’s Physical Plant & Redevelopment Division with responsibilities including maintenance and capital plan delivery. During his tenure, plans were abandoned to modernize the 1964 Central Terminal Building in favor of a transformative terminal replacement program. He led the efforts that culminated in a $4 billion public-private partnership plan to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a replacement Terminal B. His career started in the PA’s Engineering Department and he is a Professional Engineer. He is a graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering and also has an MBA from Dowling College. He and his wife call Long Island, NY home, half way to an empty nest, sharing it with two remaining children.
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