Press Release Article


Date: May 06, 2004
Press Release Number: 57-2004

Governor Praises Montclair, N.J., Resident Who Manages Airport Operations and Helps Youngsters in Spare Time

Governor James E. McGreevey congratulated Gary L. Davis, the Port Authority’s Manager of Airport Operations at Newark Liberty International Airport, on his recent election to the Board of Directors of the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation – the charitable and philanthropic arm of the U.S. Tennis Association. Mr. Davis and his fellow board members are responsible for the development of policies and oversight of the foundation.

Governor McGreevey said, “I want to recognize Gary for his long history of community involvement and concern for youngsters, which has culminated in his election to the USTA Tennis and Education Foundation. His use of athletic prowess, intellectual abilities and professional skills to help others makes him a great role model for young people throughout our state. Like Gary, many New Jerseyans do good works for their communities, and I urge others to join them. This kind of participation in our society helps to make our state and the country stronger.”

Mr. Davis, who lives in Montclair, N.J., has been with the Port Authority since 1994. He played varsity tennis in college, mentored young tennis players and has been involved in developing tennis programs for disadvantaged youths for many years. He previously served on the boards of the Central Indiana Tennis Association, the USTA/National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis and the Althea Gibson Foundation.

Mr. Davis said, “The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation is committed to improving lives through athletics and scholastic achievement. The organization works with disadvantaged and at-risk youth, and people with disabilities. It also awards college scholarships to deserving youngsters who have participated in USTA youth tennis programs, and awards grants to tennis programs that provide positive role models, life skills and a structured athletic program. I am proud to serve on the board of an organization that gives these kinds of opportunities to America’s young people.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit rail 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 financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

Gary Davis, Operations Manager, Newark Liberty International Airport and
USTA Tennis & Education Foundation Board Member

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