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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.

 
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Kenneth Schuhmacher
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Derek Thielmann
Project Director, Design and Construction

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

EXECUTIVES   Click any name to learn more.

Frank Scremin 

Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Haviaris
Chief Technical Officer

Suzette Noble
Chief Operating Officer

Mike Sibilia
Chief Financial Officer

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

John Bradley
Director,  Engineering Services

Stephanie Baccalie
Director,  Facility Services

 

Joe Curran
Director,  Procurement

Edward D'Angelo

Director, Information Technology

John Girardi

Deputy Director, Design and Construction

Mindi Jacobs

Director, Human Resources

Joanne King

Director, Commercial Operations

Nelson Peña 

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Mercedes Rendon

Controller, Finance

Angelo Salgado

Director, Operations 

Tracy Sandford

Senior Director, Communications and Diversity 

Marisa Von Wieding 

Senior Director, Operations

Marcin Zola

Assistant General Counsel

 
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LGP EQUITY PARTNERS

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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DESIGN-BUILD JOINT VENTURE

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

 
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COMMUNITY

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 info@laguardiaB.com. 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

 
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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
 

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.   As of June 2021, our Prime Contractor, Skanska-Walsh Joint Venture, has MWBE commitments valued at over $992M to 305 certified firms, exceeding the $687M goal. 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 subcontract@laguardiab.com

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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AWARDS & RECOGNITION 
2021

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

2020

Engineering News Record 

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

2019

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

2017

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

 

ON SITE REPORTING REQUESTS

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:  media@laguardiab.com

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.

 

MEDIA GALLERY ​

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