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2020
October
20,
2020
| 16:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Darius Hughbanks’ coworkers call him a bit of a character. They’re not far off. It was an internship with Disney playing the costumed characters Tigger and Eeyore that first brought him to Florida. “You have to love the spotlight and have a person...
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October
06,
2020
| 15:42 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When Alejandro Rivera started with the Aviation Authority 15 years ago, he didn’t anticipate his then-role as a Tradesworker to blossom into his current role as an Airfield Maintenance Supervisor. But with his daily hard work, positive attitude and t...
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September
18,
2020
| 19:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Anthony Alonso is the first to admit: The Aviation Authority has been good to him. Shortly after starting his job as a Traffic Specialist in 2008, the Tampa native took advantage of the Authority’s tuition reimbursement benefit and earned his Bach...
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September
01,
2020
| 16:14 PM Europe/Amsterdam
In the two short years she has worked at TPA as a Traffic Specialist, Melaney Giraldo has seen a lot of changes. To go from the Airport's busiest holiday traffic period in late 2019 to one of the slowest this past spring took some adjustment. "I l...
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August
31,
2020
| 15:48 PM Europe/Amsterdam
On March 2, TPA’s Airport Operations Center Training & Compliance Manager Tony D’Aiuto welcomed his second AOC Training Academy class since launching the innovative new-hire program last year. Then the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of daily life, cr...
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August
18,
2020
| 15:41 PM Europe/Amsterdam
"The passenger volume at TPA has gone down dramatically and it has changed the way we live and breathe – quite literally. What hasn’t changed is how critical our work is to keeping everyone safe. The most important part of my job is going home – and ...
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August
11,
2020
| 15:32 PM Europe/Amsterdam
“Lots of things have changed. I have never seen it so empty in the 13 years I have been here. Social distancing is important, but it’s also hard for me. I’m from France, where hugging and kissing on the cheeks is a normal greeting. We all are getting...
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August
04,
2020
| 15:30 PM Europe/Amsterdam
"Walking the airsides these days is certainly different. Almost eerie. It reminds me a lot of the days surrounding Hurricane Irma. The Terminal Ops team is staying busy monitoring the day-to-day operations, conducting ramp inspections, making sure sa...
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July
28,
2020
| 15:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
"Our team is usually first on the scene - helping customers, assisting police, calling in lost or suspicious packages - it's crucial for us to stay on site to help secure the airport, help guests and show a sense of normalcy,” said Senior Traffic Spe...
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July
21,
2020
| 15:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
TPA’s runways and taxiways are covered in lights, markings and paint. To travelers, these features might not mean much, but to pilots, they are the scriptures that guide safe takeoffs and landings. Airfield Maintenance employees, Andre Davis and A...
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July
14,
2020
| 15:17 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Meet Tampa International Airport Police Department Officer John Preyer and his four-legged partner, K9 Barclay. They are among the many Frontline Faces on the job for the passengers and employees at TPA.Outstanding individuals like Officer Preyer and...
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July
07,
2020
| 15:36 PM Europe/Amsterdam
"You’d think that the airfield would be quieter these days, but that’s really not the case. Sure, there are fewer planes in the air, but on the ground we’re doing more preventative maintenance and construction. We’re spending a lot of time closing ru...
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June
09,
2020
| 15:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam
“Passenger traffic has obviously gone up and down over these past couple of months, but I believe the Airport has changed for the better by adding cleaner practices and better hygiene for every employee and customer,” said Matthew Cleveland of TPA’s ...
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June
02,
2020
| 15:43 PM Europe/Amsterdam
"Things around here have changed drastically, but I work here because I love what I do, and I get to help others. The project I’ve been working on is installing shields in areas that typically have high face-to-face interactions. I know what I’m doin...
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May
29,
2020
| 17:34 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As the Airport's Marketing Media Producer, Angelo was behind the scenes of all things TPA before Google was even a thing, and has seen it all, from three CEOs to lots and lots (and lots) of construction and upgrades. His favorite part of the job: ...
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2019
November
19,
2019
| 18:03 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Nicholas Pollock is a man of routine. For him, consistency and reliability is what keeps everything running smoothly in life. At home with the kids, it’s tacos every Tuesday night, pizza every Friday night, and once a week, his wife makes his favo...
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September
24,
2019
| 15:51 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When Kirk Skinner was in 6th grade living in rural New York, he woke up before school one morning with a bump the size of half a baseball on the side of his face. His mother rushed him to the doctor and the doctor sent him straight to Roswell Park Ca...
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August
20,
2019
| 15:33 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Wilmarie Perez was fresh out of high school and cleaning Orlando International Airport’s Delta plane cabins for a living when curiosity got the best of her. “I had to know: How do these planes run? What makes them fly?” she said. She did a litt...
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July
30,
2019
| 16:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Guests and employees who encounter Helen Sheridan typically don’t forget her. Her thick Irish brogue, attention to detail and no-nonsense managing style have made the TPA Hospitality Partners/Delaware North Department Manager one of the top leaders o...
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July
01,
2019
| 18:21 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Director of Procurement Tom Thalheimer is often referred to by his boss as the “Chief Negotiator,” a nickname he shrugs off as an exaggeration. His negotiating skills, while sharp, are nothing compared to his father’s. Thalheimer has memories of h...
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June
10,
2019
| 05:59 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Krystal Clowers is known by her co-workers to be such a busy, ambitious, Type A personality, they’ve given her the nickname “Triple-A.” She hates sitting still or being bored, has a passion for public speaking, loves helping others and is always look...
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May
13,
2019
| 19:46 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport’s traffic specialists are the unsung heroes of the Airport, keeping the ever-increasing number of vehicles at the curbsides moving and preventing the pick-up and drop-off areas from turning into a logjam. Kenny Garcia-V...
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May
02,
2019
| 17:34 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Lisa Chesser is six feet tall, but somehow she seems much taller. Her voice booms, her personality towers and her toughness comes through even when she’s being very kind. Her motto, “Just Live,” is tattooed across her chest – a nod to the three he...
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April
18,
2019
| 20:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Randy Forister’s path to Tampa International Airport, where he’s now overseeing a major office building project that will impact Authority employees, took various turns and twists to get him where he is today. The Director of Commercial Real Estate c...
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April
04,
2019
| 15:44 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Before any fresh produce makes its way to Tampa International Airport’s restaurants, before any wines make their way to the bars, before any magazines or Florida-themed t-shirts get stocked on the shelves, they must pass through a rigid inspection pr...
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March
21,
2019
| 13:12 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Born and raised by a single mom in Ybor City, young Eric Diaz dreamed of one day being a Hollywood stuntman. He loved the excitement and bravado of superhero and action movies, and thought he physically had what it took to be a stuntman star. As h...
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March
07,
2019
| 16:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Loyal patrons of Tampa International Airport’s employee cafeteria, Landside Grill, may have noticed a little more spice and flavor to its daily specials menu over the last year. Mojo pork, chimichurri fish tacos and jerk chicken are now customer favo...
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February
21,
2019
| 18:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Growing up in Melbourne, Fla., Scott Bush knew early on exactly what he liked and what he wanted to do. He loved building and putting things together. He liked being outside. He preferred working with his hands and being physically active. “I’m no...
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February
07,
2019
| 16:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
To the weary traveler, Nora Bajrami is a breath of fresh air. The Shoppes at Bayshore store supervisor greets each guest passing through with genuine and friendly hello, curious about where they’re, what they’re looking for and how she can help. “...
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January
28,
2019
| 19:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
She is the first impression of the Airport for many new TPA employees. She is Audra Cona, the airport’s kind, bubbly, red-haired Talent Acquisition Manager.  She also is incredibly hard-working, once completing 12 phone interviews in a single day....
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