Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Description

Empowered to purchase, construct, lease and operate transportation, terminal and other facilities of commerce within the port district as defined by law. The Port Authority does not receive tax revenue from any state or local jurisdiction and has no power to tax. Projects are financed with the issuance of the authority's own bonds, and revenues are generated from tolls, fares, rents and fees. The Port Authority's major transportation and trade operations are Aviation, Port Commerce, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals, the PATH rail transit system, and economic development projects throughout the NY/NJ region.

The Board of Commissioners is composed of 12 commissioners, 6 each from New York and New Jersey, appointed by the Governors of the respective states, with each state's Senate consent, for overlapping terms of 6 years each. The Commissioners serve without remuneration. The Chair is elected by the Commissioners with the consent of the two Governors. The Board typically meets on a monthly basis and more frequently as needed. Commissioners whose terms expire continue to serve until their reappointment or appointment of a successor.

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Contact Numbers

Board of Commissioners

Chairman - Kevin J. O’Toole
(212) 435-4173
Vice Chairman - Jeffrey H. Lynford
(212) 435-6646
Richard H. Bagger
Raymond M. Pocino
David S. Steiner

Personnel

Rick Cotton , Executive Director.
(212) 435-7271
Chief, Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Michael Massiah
(212) 435-6688
Chief, Major Capital Projects - Steve Plate
(212) 435- 5529
General Counsel - Michael Farbiarz
(212) 435-3515
Chief Administrative Officer - Vacant
(212) 435-8140
Chief Engineer - James Starace
(212) 435-7449
Chief Financial Officer - Elizabeth G. McCarthy
(212) 435-7738
Chief, Communications Officer - Benjamin Branham
(212) 435-6600
Chief, Intergovernmental Affairs - Jenny Davis
(212) 435-6631
Chief, Development Office - Derek Utter
(212) 435-6611
Inspector General - Michael Nestor
(973) 565-4330
Director, Audit - Andrew Levine
(201) 216-6048
Director, Aviation - Huntley Lawrence
(212) 435-3720
Business Diversity & Civil Rights - Ida Perich
(201) 395-3932
Comptroller - Daniel McCarron
(201) 216-6900
Director, Government & Community Relations NY - Justin Bernbach
(212) 435-6937
Director, Government & Community Relations NJ - Tina Lado
(212) 435-6903
Chief, Human Capital - Mary Lee Hannell
(212) 435-8148
Director, Management & Budget - Janet Cox
(212) 435-7809
Director, Marketing - Thierry Dumoulin
(212) 435-6731
Director, Media Relations - Ron Marsico
(212) 435-6680
Office of Investigation - Steve Pasichow
(973) 565-4302
Director, Office of Emergency Management - Gerry McCarty
(201) 595-4674
Office of Environmental Policy & Compliance - Christine Weydig
(212) 435-5460
Office of the Secretary - Linda Handel
(212) 435-6528
Director, Operations Services - Aaron Sherburne
(201) 216-2800
Director, Port Commerce - Sam Ruda
(212) 435-4211
Chief, Procurement & Contract Officer - Lillian Valenti
(212) 435-8427
Director, Public Safety/ Superintendent of Police - Edward Cetnar
(201) 239-3780
Director, Rail Transit - Clarelle DeGraffe
(201) 216-6899
Director, Treasury - Cheryl Yetka
(212) 435-7700
Director, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals - Diannae C. Ehler
(212) 435-2140
WTC Construction - Alan Reiss
(212) 435-5530