Press Release Article


Date: Feb 11, 2003
Press Release Number: 13-2003

Michael G. Massiah has been promoted to Director of Human Resources for the Port Authority.

Mr. Massiah, a Brooklyn resident, joined the agency as a management trainee 21 years ago and worked his way up through the ranks of the Human Resources Department. He’s held many key positions, including serving as Director of the Port Authority’s Business and Job Opportunity Office, where he worked closely with local communities to provide business development programs and increased contracting opportunities for small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses. He most recently held the position of Deputy Director for the Human Resources Department.

\"During Michael’s years of service at the Port Authority, he has demonstrated exemplary leadership, skill and understanding in the area of human resource management,\" said Louis J. LaCapra, the Port Authority’s Chief Administrative Officer. \"I have full confidence in his ability to address issues pertaining to the needs of the agency’s more than 7,000 employees.\"

Mr. Massiah said, \"Port Authority employees are among the very best in public service. Their response to the attacks on the World Trade Center demonstrates this dedication and professionalism. As we move forward in serving the region, we plan to establish Human Resources programs that will allow us to identify and retain a workforce who will meet our future transportation challenges with ingenuity and superior customer service.\"

Mr. Massiah holds a bachelor’s degree in history and education from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and a master’s degree in public administration from the State University of New York in Albany.

He is a former resident of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and now resides in Brooklyn with his wife and their three children.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

A photo of Mr. Massiah is available upon request.

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