NYAMA is led by a Board of Directors, which includes five officer positions. Board members serve two-year terms. In addition, the Association has a Communications Director and Legislative Representative who provide communication and legislative advocacy support.


President  Michael Giardino, C.M.

  • Greater Rochester International Airport

Vice President  Jeremy Martelle, A.C.E.

  • CHA Companies, Inc.

Treasurer  John DelBalso, C.M., A.C.E.

  • Albany International Airport

Secretary  Lee Weitz

  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Past President  Ann B. Crook, A.A.E.

  • Elmira Corning Regional Airport


Christina R. Callahan

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Pasquale DiFulco

  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Ross Dubarry

  • Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport

Frederick (Fritz) Kass

  • Aviation Advocate

Chris Kreig

  • Plattsburgh International Airport

Shelley LaRose-Arken

  • Republic Airport, URS Corp.

William J. McShane

  • Sheltair Aviation Services

Chad Nixon

  • McFarland Johnson, Inc.

Peter Stearn, C.M.

  • Fortbrand Services

David Taillon, P.E.

  • Passero Associates



Bruce W. Geiger

  • Legislative Representative, Bruce W. Geiger & Associates, Inc.

Jason Chura

  • Communications Director, Association Development Group, Inc.

Joseph Van De Loo

  • Senior Team Manager, Association Development Group, Inc.