TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
PHL VOLUNTEER NAVIGATORS PROGRAM

PHL VOLUNTEER NAVIGATORS PROGRAM

September 13, 2021
Navigating an airport can be overwhelming, but a friendly face can put travelers at ease. For the past 20 years, members of the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) volunteer program have welcomed and assisted millions of guests who have passed through the airport’s terminals. And it’s only getting better! Joining Chellie in this episode to talk more about the recently expanded PHL Volunteer Navigators program is Christine Datesman, the program manager, and Leah Douglas, PHL's Director of Guest Experience. 
 
To learn more about the PHL Navigators Program, please visit PHL.org/volunteers or contact us at PHLVolunteers.contactus@phl.org for more information on volunteer opportunities. 
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

August 3, 2021

Maintaining consistent engagement and communication with communities surrounding our airport is a priority for the City of Philadelphia - Division of Aviation. We are proactively working to build relationships with external stakeholders to build trust with residents and businesses in the surrounding community. Keesha Lane, PHL & PNE’s Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, joins Chellie to speak about these important efforts.

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

The Case For Cargo At PHL

The Case For Cargo At PHL

June 8, 2021
As recovery plans are well underway at PHL, this episode provides a glimpse into how we have pivoted during COVID. With a reduction in passenger service caused by COVID-19, PHL has been exploring additional sources of revenue generation, including increasing air cargo operations. Securing a larger share of east coast air cargo activity has been a part of PHL’s masterplan for several years. The COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency for PHL to grow cargo operations now.  Joining Chellie in this episode to speak about everything cargo is Adam Mitchell, PHL’s Deputy Chief Revenue Officer. 
 
To learn more about our steps towards recovery at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org/newsroom.
Meet Philadelphia’s Commerce Director Michael Rashid

Meet Philadelphia’s Commerce Director Michael Rashid

May 5, 2021

The Philadelphia Department of Commerce is working to revitalize our communities and support Philadelphia businesses—both large and small—that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commerce Department's Division of Aviation (DOA) operates PHL and PNE, which share in the City’s commitment to making opportunities available to small and diverse businesses, the backbone of our local economy. Joining Chellie in this episode is Commerce Director, Michael Rashid, to discuss the airport’s role in the ongoing recovery of the Greater Philadelphia region. To learn more about how the airport is contributing to the revitalization of the region, please visit phl.org/newsroom

 

TACKLING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT PHL

TACKLING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT PHL

April 23, 2021
In this special episode of Taking Off with Chellie Cameron, Chellie speaks with Jonathan Todd, PHL’s Director of Workforce Development. This episode is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion – specifically, how the Airport strives to create an environment that supports and encourages diversity in the workplace and in our public spaces. 
To learn more please visit phl.org or email racialequity@phl.org
FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHELLIE CAMERON

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHELLIE CAMERON

February 25, 2021
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel, tourism and aviation industries has been devastating. As recovery efforts take off, we want to give you an inside peek at the work PHL is doing to get back on track and to keep customers, stakeholders, and Division of Aviation employees safe. In a break from our normal podcast format during these unprecedented times, in this episode, PHL'sDirector of Communications, Florence Brown, is flipping the script to interview the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation CEO Chellie Cameron.
 
To learn more about our steps towards recovery at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org/newsroom.
Runway To Recovery: Rapidly Changing Passenger Behavior & Expectations

Runway To Recovery: Rapidly Changing Passenger Behavior & Expectations

June 10, 2020

The airport experience has changed significantly in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Travelers will encounter this new airport experience from the moment they enter PHL, up until the time they arrive at their next destination. Understanding passenger’s rapidly changing behavior and expectations has been a crucial factor in the development of the steps we have taken, and will continue to take, to make guests feel safe and secure in our airport facility. 

In this episode, PHL’s Director for Marketing and Branding, Kate Sullivan joins Chellie Cameron, CEO of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation, to talk about what has changed at PHL, and how these decisions were made.

To learn more about our steps towards recovery at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org/newsroom.

Runway To Recovery: Maintaining & Cleaning The Airport

Runway To Recovery: Maintaining & Cleaning The Airport

June 3, 2020

During COVID, PHL has remained open. Even though air travel had all but stopped, our essential Team PHL employees have been working around the clock maintaining and the cleaning the facility so that it’s ready when guests and fellow co-workers return to the airport. 

Joining Chellie Cameron, CEO of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation, to talk about all that’s been happening behind the scenes, is PHL’s Deputy Director of Facilities Maintenance, Allan Moore.

To learn more about our steps towards recovery at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org/newsroom.

Runway To Recovery: The ‘New Normal’ Workplace

Runway To Recovery: The ‘New Normal’ Workplace

May 27, 2020

During COVID, PHL has prioritized ensuring both guests as well as employees feel safe in the airport. An entire team is dedicated to the safety of our Division of Aviation employees who are coming back to work to serve our customers.

Joining Chellie Cameron, CEO of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation, is Sheila Trueheart, Deputy Director of Administrative Operations, to talk about all the new protocols and policies being put in place as we prepare for our “new normal” 

To learn more about our steps towards recovery at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org/newsroom.

Runway To Recovery: Contactless Food Ordering

Runway To Recovery: Contactless Food Ordering

May 20, 2020

The Grab platform was introduced at Philadelphia International Airport in 2019 as a convenience tool for travelers and employees to order food at the airport while on-the-go. In the COVID-19 world, Grab is helping to promote physical distancing and safety by allowing customers to avoid queuing in crowded lines and limiting high-touch interactions for restaurant staff and guests. In this episode, Chellie Cameron, CEO of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation, talks to Jeff Livney, Grab’s Chief Experience Officer, to discuss how the contactless food ordering platform is enhancing guest and employee health and safety, as well as what to expect in the future.  

For more information on Grab at PHL, please visit orderatphl.com

To learn more about our steps towards recovery at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org/newsroom.

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