The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Announces New Deputy Aviation Commercial Officer
October 31, 2023
NEW YORK, NY – The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey has named Rebecca Waterman, C.M. Deputy Aviation Commercial Officer. In this position, Ms. Waterman will assist the Aviation Commercial Management Unit in managing the Port Authority’s airport commercial portfolio. She will collaborate with the management teams at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Stewart International Airport (SWF), and Teterboro Airport (TEB) airports, overseeing the respective airport Properties & Commercial Development units and providing guidance in the development and implementation of lease negotiation strategies. She began her new position on October 11, 2023.
Ms. Waterman brings important relevant professional experience, including 6 years at Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in Tampa, FL, most recently as Director, Airline Properties and Contracts with responsibilities in management of contracts and relationships with airlines, ground handlers, and other business stakeholders. She also has 10 years of experience as an attorney reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts and as a litigator.
“I am delighted to join the esteemed team of aviation professionals at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,” said Ms. Waterman. “It is with great enthusiasm that I begin this new chapter in my career alongside a team of dedicated professionals who share my commitment to delivering the highest standards of service and innovation. I look forward to being part of the team that focuses on customer service experience as it revitalizes the largest network of airports in the world by transforming these iconic facilities into the 21st century.”
Ms. Waterman earned her bachelor’s degree in English and History from Bowdoin College. She went on to receive her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Roger Williams University School of Law. She also earned her master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Delaware. Ms. Waterman is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives.