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About Us

The Global Gateway Alliance, a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, was established to address major challenges facing the metropolitan region’s airports and related infrastructure that, if left unaddressed, will serve as a major impediment to the long-term growth of New York City. By harnessing the expertise of leaders in business, government, academia, labor and other sectors, we seek to tackle these challenges head on and serve as the leading advocate in an effort to improve our airports and facilitate the continued growth of the region.

Who We Are



Joseph J. Sitt is Chairman and Founder of the Global Gateway Alliance (GGA). He established the group in 2012 to help bring our airports into the 21st century. Sitt was honored by City & State in its "Power 100" list of the most influential people in New York politics for his work developing GGA.

Vice Chairman


Stuart Appelbaum joined in 2013 after its launch as Vice President of the Global Gateway Alliance (GGA). Appelbaum is also President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.


Joseph E. Spinnato, President Ex-Officio of The Hotel Association of New York City


Alvin S. Trenk, Chairman & CEO of Air Pegasus Corp


Peter Ward, President of the New York Hotel Trades Council (HTC)


Thomas K. Wright, President of the Regional Plan Association (RPA)

Kathryn S. Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City


Tim Zagat, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Zagat Survey


Board Members


Angelo Genova, Former New Jersey Port Authority Comissioner, and Current Founding Partner at Genova Burns


Chris Giamo, Regional President for TD Bank's Metro New York Division, including Northern New Jersey


David Hopkins, Vice President & Director of Aviation at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC)


George L. Miranda, Teamsters International Vice President, At-Large, and President of Teamster Joint Council 16


Mitchell Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning at New York University Wagner School of Public Service

William C. Rudin, CEO & Vice Chairman of Rudin Management Company, Inc., and Chairman of the Association for a Better New York

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