SYR Airport Authority Board Selects New Executive Director

Syracuse, New York – The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) announced today that Mr. Jason Terreri has been selected to lead the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) as its new Executive Director.

Mr. Terreri comes to SYR from Airports Worldwide, Inc. in Sanford, Florida and was selected as the finalist for the position by a search committee from a national field of competitive candidates. The SRAA Board voted unanimously to confirm Mr. Terreri’s selection at today’s Board meeting.

“We are excited to welcome Jason to central New York,” said Ms. Jo Anne Gagliano, SRAA, Board Chair. “On behalf of the Board, the Search Committee, and the staff at the Airport, we are excited to have Jason lead the SRAA into our next phase of growth and development. His record of success and his experience will be enormously beneficial as we continue to improve the passenger experience, expand air service, and modernize our facilities.”

Mr. Terreri is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of senior airport management experience. He is an accredited Airport Executive with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and an International Airport Professional through Airports Council International (ACI). Most recently, Mr. Terreri served as the Senior Operations Project Director for Airports Worldwide, Inc. where he was responsible for a slate of executive management projects including: airport planning and development activities, strategic deployment of large-scale capital projects, and oversight of air service development activities for multiple airports within the Airports Worldwide portfolio. He has also previously served as Assistant Director of Airports for Horry County Department of Airports in South Carolina, and as the Interim Director of New Business Development for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.

“At the end of a comprehensive national search, we found an excellent candidate in Jason. He has significant experience in operations, strategic planning, capital improvement, and business and economic development and that is a perfect fit for the direction the Board envisions for the Airport’s next stages of growth”, said Mr. Michael Lazar, Chair of the Search Committee.

Mr. Terreri said of his new appointment, “I’m delighted to be joining the team of Syracuse Airport professionals, as well as my family and I becoming members of the region and the Syracuse community at large. This is an exciting time for the Airport and I look forward to contributing to the development of an expanded customer base, the development of additional top-notch facilities at the Airport, and getting to know the wonderful central New York region which the Airport serves.”

Mr. Terreri, who is married and has three children, will begin his new duties as Executive Director on May 13, 2019.

The national search to find and select Mr. Terreri was conducted by Steven Baldwin Associates, an industry leader in airport management consulting, based in Albany, NY.

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