TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
The Business Opportunity Forum

The Business Opportunity Forum

September 9, 2019

Given the size and scope of a major airport like PHL, there are substantial and diverse opportunities for businesses of all sizes. In this episode, Chellie talks to Kathleen Padilla, PHL Deputy Director of Diversity & Inclusion, along with Deatrice Isaac, Deputy of PHL Procurement, about the upcoming 2019 Business Opportunity Forum (BOF). The (BOF) is an annual forum held in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. The BOF is an ideal forum for businesses and individuals to learn about new airport projects and initiatives, and to network with PHL Airport executives, partners, and regional and national business leaders. 

To learn more about or to register for the 2019 Business Opportunity Forum on October 4, 2019 at 8am please click here

Boutique Destinations

Boutique Destinations

August 15, 2019
A newfound emphasis on local, unique experiences is changing the way travelers choose their vacation and leisure destinations. Travelers seeking adventure are searching for authentic, distinctive experiences -- and airlines have answered the demand by increasing their non-stop flights to these boutique destinations. Passengers are not only interested in their experience within the origination airport, but also in the destination city. PHL's hub carrier, American Airlines, is adding more niche locations to its service, in addition to major metropolitan cities around the globe. As a result, we are connecting more travelers from the Philadelphia region with non-stop flights to these destinations - and we are opening the city's door to new visitors from new locations every day. 
 
In this episode, Chellie talks about this trend with Andrew Trull, who is the lead of Global Communications for American Airlines at PHL, along with Svetlana Yazovskikh, who is the Executive Director of Global Tourism of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
Exceptional Employee: Christopher Perry

Exceptional Employee: Christopher Perry

July 16, 2019

Joining Chellie in this episode is the 2017 recipient of the Leadership Award, Christopher Perry, PHL Airport Operations Officer. Chris took the lead on the PHL 5K Run on the Runway last August. He showed outstanding leadership skills in coordinating this event. Chris was even working the overnight shift at the time and spent many additional hours of his free time at work to attend meetings related to planning the event. 

To learn more about the PHL 5K Run on the Runway on September 7th please visit please visit phl.org.

A Look Inside Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

A Look Inside Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

June 5, 2019

In this episode, Chellie takes you inside the Northeast Philadelphia Airport – which goes by airport code PNE – with John Brewer, who serves as operations manager. PNE, the sixth busiest airport in Pennsylvania, provides "on call" U.S. Customs, Immigrations and U.S. Department of Agriculture services to corporate domestic and international passengers. John oversees airport administration, security, operations, and maintenance for the airport.

To learn more about the Philadelphia Airports, please visit phl.org
Exceptional Employee: Sheila Trueheart

Exceptional Employee: Sheila Trueheart

May 15, 2019

PHL and PNE are world-class airports, thanks in large part to our exceptional team. To honor those employees who go above and beyond, we are launching a new podcast series, “Exceptional Employees.” These episodes will feature Division of Aviation employees who have been recognized by their peers for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to their work.

In the episode, Chellie introduces you to the 2018 Leadership Award winner, Shelia Trueheart.

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.

A Chat with American Airlines Vice President of PHL Hub Operations Jim Moses

A Chat with American Airlines Vice President of PHL Hub Operations Jim Moses

May 1, 2019

PHL serves as the northeast hub for American Airlines, which is our biggest airline partner. Thanks to American’s commitment to PHL, there are new, exciting destinations on tap for the upcoming summer travel season, including some overseas destinations. Jim Moses, Vice President of PHL Hub Operations for American Airlines, joins Chellie to talk about American’s presence at PHL and discuss new flights.

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.

Exceptional Employee: Calvin Truitt

Exceptional Employee: Calvin Truitt

April 15, 2019

PHL and PNE are world-class airports, thanks in large part to our exceptional team. To honor those employees who go above and beyond, we are launching a new podcast series, “Exceptional Employees.” These episodes will feature Division of Aviation employees who have been recognized by their peers for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to their work.

Joining Chellie in this episode is the winner of the 2018 innovation award – Maintenance Coordinator, Calvin Truitt. The Innovation Award is presented to the employee who has demonstrated creativity in developing new or improving existing processes, methods, systems or services related to the Airport’s day-to-day operations and has made innovation a priority among other staff members. 

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.

PHL Sign, Fabrication, Carpenter & Paint Shops

PHL Sign, Fabrication, Carpenter & Paint Shops

April 1, 2019
From sign installation to carpentry to paint, PHL’s skilled trades departments are made up of hardworking employees who aim to improve the passenger and employee experience. What may seem like small improvements have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the airport. In this episode, Chellie talks with Steve Rotondi, Superintendent of the Sign, Fabrication and Carpenter Shop, and Gary Litostanski, Superintendent of the Paint Shop. 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
Exceptional Employee: Sol Mack

Exceptional Employee: Sol Mack

March 14, 2019

PHL and PNE are world class airports, thanks in large part to our exceptional team. To honor those employees who go above and beyond, we are launching a new podcast series, “Exceptional Employees.” These episodes will feature Division of Aviation employees who have been recognized by their peers for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to their work.

Joining Chellie to kick-off this new series is one very special employee, Sol Mack. Sol is approaching his 30-year anniversary with the airport system, currently serving as a senior equipment operator at PNE. Sol was also the first ever recipient of the Performance Award in 2017, which is presented to an employee who has demonstrated exceptional performance and whose contributions help achieve Airport's mission. Sol is well-known among the PHL and PNE team, and serves as an inspiration to many.

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.

MarketPlace PHL

MarketPlace PHL

March 1, 2019

MarketPlace PHL is the Airport’s concessions management partner. It is responsible for everything food and retail-related at PHL – including all restaurants, shops, and services, plus retail merchandising units. In this episode, Chellie chats with Clarence LeJeune and Mel Hannah, who oversee the entire MarketPlace PHL operation. Listen as they share the inside scoop on what it takes to bring everyone’s Philadelphia favorites to the Airport. To find out more about MarketPlace PHL please visit philamarketplace.com

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.