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Laurie Noyes wins top industry honor

(June 19, 2018) Tampa International Airport Vice President of Concessions Laurie Noyes was named the 2018 ACI-NA Concessions Person of the Year at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Portland on June 14. Laurie Noyes

Noyes, who has been with TPA for six years, spearheaded the largest concessions redevelopment in Airport history, transforming all of the Airport’s 69 shops and restaurants.

She and her team implemented several new lines of business, which have generated millions of dollars annually.

“Laurie’s perseverance and relentless commitment to excellence is one reason why Tampa International Airport continues to rank among the best airports in the world,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “ACI-NA is pleased to recognize her work to deliver passengers the outstanding services for which the Airport is known.

Noyes credited her team for the success of the new program.

“This is a truly humbling honor, but I couldn’t have done it without such an outstanding group of people around me,” said Noyes. “From top to bottom, we have one of the best concessions teams out there and I couldn’t be more grateful.”

In addition to Noyes’ award, three of TPA’s concessionaires pulled in top honors.

Hard Rock Cafe, operated by SSP America, won first place for Best New National Brand Concept; Café con Leche, also operated by SSP, earned second for Best New Food and Beverage (Quick-Service Concept); The Runway, operated by Paradies Lagardère, earned second place for Best New Retail Concept.