TSA Outreach Program

Sponsored by the JFK Int’l Airport Chamber of Commerce on Sep 22, 2015.

Special thanks to James FitzGerald, Assistant Federal Security Director, TSA.

Over 90 people attended, and all agreed to the special benefits they received from the program.

Mr Bruce Abbate, past president of the Chamber, thanked Mr. Joe Clabby (Corp. Loss Prevention) and incoming President of the Chamber for putting the program together. The JFK Chamber was proud to be the sponsor for the event.


Pictured L to R are: Joe Clabby (CLPA/JFKCoC), Vidya Ramsammy (CLPA), Glenda Cartalano (TSA Cargo), James Fallace (TSA Cargo), Frank Festa (FJC Security/JFKCoC), Jim Fitzpatrick (TSA Explosive Expert), Phil Jensen (CAS Cargo/JFKCoC), Brian Cooley (American Airlines Cargo), Bruce Abbate (OfficeWorx/JFKCoC), Jim Fitzgerald (TSA).

2015 Winner of JFK CoC Memorial Scholarship (June 24, 2015)

JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce announces the 2015 winner of the
JFK Chamber of Commerce Memorial Scholarship at the June 24th Luncheon

See the winning essay


Left to Right: Marie Vecchio (mother) works for TSA at JFK, Elisabeth Anne Vecchio (daughter)
who is our 2015 Scholarship recipient

in addition not shown are former essay winners who have continues to maintain their college grade of 80% or equivalent GPA:

1. James Groark – Father: Jim Groark works at Cathay Pacific Airways
2. Gillian Murphy – Father: works at British Airways
3. Emily Kelliher – Father: Thomas work at Airport Medical Offices
4. Richard Hoffer – Father; Richard works at Swissair Cargo

JFKCoC Honors Luncheon Speaker on March 18, 2015

Left to right: Thomas Kelliher (President of JFKCOC), Gert-Jan de Graaff (Luncheon Speaker; President & CEO of JFKIAT), Henk Guitjens (Director of JFKCOC), and Michael Moran (General Manager of JFK Airport for PANY&NJ)
Left to right: John Gebhard (Director of Eastern Region of SkyOne), Sonja Flagg (SkyOne), Al DePhillips (Chairman of Scholarship Committee of JFKCOC), and Ton Kelliher (President of JFKCOC) at the JFKCOC Luncheon;  John Gebhard (Eastern Director of SkyOne Credit Union) presented a check in the amount of $1,500 as his organization”s contribution to the JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Fund.

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