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LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) is the manager and developer of the brand new LaGuardia Terminal B. LGP is composed of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska, Meridiam, and JLC Infrastructure for development and equity investment. Vantage Airport Group leads the redevelopment program and management of Terminal B, with Skanska Walsh as the design build joint venture and HOK and WSP for design. LGP members have worked on more than 350 aviation and transportation projects globally and domestically.

Leadeship Team
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Kenneth Schuhmacher
Chief Legal Officer

Derek Thielmann
Project Director, Design and Construction



EXECUTIVES   Click any name to learn more.

Suzette Noble

Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Haviaris
Chief Technical Officer

Mercedes Rendon
Chief Financial Officer


John Bradley
Director,  Engineering Services


Joe Curran
Director,  Procurement

Edward Walker-Briscese

Director, Commercial and Guest Experience

Edward D'Angelo

Director, Information Technology

John Girardi

Deputy Director, Design and Construction

Sangela Lam


Angelo Salgado

Director, Operations 

Tracy Sandford

Senior Director, Communications and Diversity 

Marcin Zola

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary



Vantage Airport Group is a leading developer, investor, manager and operator of airports and terminals around the globe. For more than 20 years, Vantage has been making airports more efficient, profitable, sustainable and connected for the communities they serve.


Skanska USA, headquartered in New York, is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country.


Meridiam is a leading global investor, developer and manager in building sustainable infrastructure to serve communities through public-private partnerships. 

JLC  Infrastructure is an investor and asset management firm formed in 2015 by Loop Capital and Magic Johnson Enterprises and is a certified minority and women owned business enterprise.   This investment is the first minority-owned equity position in a New York state public private partnership.

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HOK and WSP USA are the design partners of the design-build joint venture.

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LaGuardia Gateway Partners is committed to being a strong partner and dedicated member of our community. 


Focus Areas

As the operator and developer of LaGuardia Terminal B, we support giving to nonprofit organizations serving New York City in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math); Aviation; Construction; Sustainability; as well as those that serve the Queens community. 

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations that are interested in receiving funding from LaGuardia Gateway Partners must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. based 501(c)(3).

  • Must be in good standing with and have an IRS Tax Determination Letter that qualifies the organization for tax exemption under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).

  • Must have a non-discrimination policy that ensures it does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability.

  • Must represent that they operate within the parameters of all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Must align with at least one of the focus areas outlined above.

Requests for Support

If your organization meets our eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for support, please contact us at A member of our Community Relations team will review your submission, and contact you with the status of your request within four weeks of your e-mail. Please provide the following details in your correspondence at least 60 days prior to your event.

  • Organization Name

  • Geographic Serving Area

  • Focus Area

  • Tax ID Number

  • Contact Information

  • Specifics on the type of request being made including: event date, type of sponsorship, RSVP date.

We are excited to be a part of the dynamic community in New York City, and look forward to hearing about all of the great work happening around us. Unfortunately, we are unable to support every request. We look forward to building our relationships in the community as we build a new best-in-class facility that represents the best New York has to offer.

Community Reports

Read our Community Reports to learn more about our social responsibility efforts and community support.

2018 Year End Community Report

2019 Year End Community Report

2020 Year End Community Report

2021 Year End Community Report

Supplier Divesity
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Commitment & Opportunities

As the Terminal Operator and Developer, we are proud to also help grow our many talented Minority Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE).  Diversity and inclusivity are defining characteristics of New York City and the bedrock on which New York was built.  And they are essential to the operation and development of Terminal B.

The Terminal B redevelopment project is historic in many ways, including its MWBE participation.   More than 300 talented MWBE firms worked on the project, with contracts valued at more than $910 million, exceeding our goal of $687 million. Thank you to everyone who has worked so tirelessly on this project – the new Terminal B would not be possible without you!

We also are excited to work with certified Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs) on the dining and retail options in the new Terminal B. 


Opportunities in terminal operations and maintenance and professional services are also available at Terminal B.  Any current RFPs will be listed here and MWBEs are also invited to send an email introducing their services to

Current RFPs:  None at this time

Become Certified

Not yet certified as an MWBE or ACDBE? Use the links below to access information on certification through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Empire State Development.

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
New York State Department of Transportation
Small Business Administration
New York State’s Empire State Development

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SkyTrax World Airport Awards

World’s Best New Airport Terminal:  LaGuardia Terminal B


American Institute of Architects NY & American Society of Landscape Architects NY Transportation & Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

Special Merit - Structures:  LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B


National Academy of Construction

Recognition of Special Achievement Award:  LaGuardia Terminal B


National Design-Build Institute of America

National Award of Excellence in Aviation:  LaGuardia Terminal B


American Road & Transportation Builders Association P3 Awards

Innovation of the Year:  LaGuardia Terminal B Redevelopment Program


Urban Land Institute/NY

Excellence in Civic Development:  LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Terminal B


Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) Transformative Project Awards

Transformative Project:  LaGuardia Airport Terminal B


NYC & Co Visions & Voices Gala

Honoree:  LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment


The Points Guys Awards

Best Airport Improvement:  LaGuardia Airport


UNESCO’s Prix Versailles, honoring world’s best contemporary architecture
Best Airport:  LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B

Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Awards 

Best Public Work Infrastructure and Civil Project: LaGuardia Terminal B Arrivals & Departures Hall

Municipal Art Society of NY MASterworks Award

Best New Infrastructure:  LaGuardia Terminal B Arrivals & Departures Hall

Ragan CSR Awards 

Honorable Mention COVID-19 Communication Program:  LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Aviation Pros

Airport Business Project of the Year:  LaGuardia Terminal B

US Green Building Council 

LEED Gold v4 Certification:  Terminal B Redevelopment (phase 1)

NYCxDesign Awards

Best Exhibition/Installation:  Amuneal for Sarah Sze’s “Shorter Than the Day” at LaGuardia Terminal B

Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 

Best New Way to Travel:  LaGuardia Terminal B

Untapped NY 

Best New Public Space in NYC in 2020: LaGuardia Terminal B


Engineering News Record 

Best Projects Award NYC: Best Airport/Transit Project for Terminal B Headhouse


Cintas America’s Best Restroom

Finalist: Eastern Concourse Restrooms

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure 

Envision Platinum Award for Commitment to Sustainable Practices and Resilience: LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Redevelopment Program

Engineering News Record 

Best Projects Award, NYC: Excellence in Safety for Eastern Concourse

Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Awards 

Best Commercial Building: LaGuardia Gateway Partners for Terminal B, Eastern Concourse


City & State 

Corporate Social Responsibility Award: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

IJ Global 

North American Airport Deal of the Year 2016: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 

Americas Transportation Deal of the Year 2016: LaGuardia Gateway Partners



To report from or film at Terminal B, prior permission from LaGuardia Gateway Partners is required. Requests are only reviewed M-F 8am-6pm and may be submitted:

Via email:

Or by phone: 646-357-3112

Requests submitted outside of these hours cannot be accommodated.  However, the Port Authority of NY and NJ can provide alternate terminal locations at LGA, EWR and JFK. 

Learn more here.



Images courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners

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