Tom currently is the general manager of LaGuardia Airport and, as such, oversees the airfield, including pavement, signage, emergency response plans, parking, and concessions. Additionally, Tom will work on the redevelopment of the central terminal building and the renewal of the airport’s infrastructure.
Tom joined the Port Authority in 1986 and held several staff and operations management positions at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports. He also has worked as a supervising engineer in the central office of the Aviation Department.
Following his days at Farrell, Tom graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point and served six years’ active duty and 18 years in the National Guard and Reserve as an officer and helicopter pilot.
He is a veteran of both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in the combat zone.
As a lieutenant colonel, Tom led his 553-member National Guard battalion in providing perimeter security for emergency workers at Ground Zero after 9/11.
He retired from the Army in 2004, having attained the rank of colonel.