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Deborah Ostreicher named assistant aviation director

Ostreicher, Deborah 2Following a national search, Deborah Ostreicher has been selected as the newest Assistant Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix. The Aviation Department oversees Phoenix Sky Harbor, Deer Valley and Goodyear airports and is an active member of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.

Ostreicher has been with the city since 1996 where she began as the Air Service Development Manager. In 2005 she was promoted to Deputy Aviation Director where she managed the Public Relations Division, overseeing communications, customer service, community outreach and air service development.

Since November of last year, she has been running the City’s Communications Office, working directly for city manager Ed Zuercher while together they recruited a new communications director. Julie Watters of Glendale took over as the Phoenix communications director today.

In her new role as Assistant Aviation Director, Ostreicher will focus on a variety of areas, including noise information, air service development, legislative issues, planning, environmental and public relations.

“I am grateful to Deborah for her leadership in the City’s Communications Office over the past seven months,” said Phoenix City Manager, Ed Zuercher.  “Deborah’s background in aviation, business, community outreach, marketing and public relations will make her a tremendous asset to the Aviation Department’s executive team.” 

Deborah serves on a variety of local boards related to business and travel but is also on the board of New Pathways for Youth, where she is an active volunteer for the homeless children mentoring program.

In 2012, she won the highly-coveted Athena Award for excellence in business, mentoring and community outreach and in 2013 received the National Child Labor Committee’s Lewis Hine award for work with children.

Prior to joining the city, Deborah spent a decade working in Europe and the Middle East, holding positions including Marketing Director for MicroAge Computers Central Europe and Marketing Manager for Prince Charles’ corporate responsibility diversity initiative in the United Kingdom.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maryland and her MBA in International Business from the American University in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining the city, Deborah spent a decade working in Europe and the Middle East, holding positions including Marketing Director for MicroAge Computers Central Europe and Marketing Manager for Prince Charles’ corporate responsibility diversity initiative in the United Kingdom.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maryland and her MBA in International Business from the American University in Washington, D.C.

 

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Sky Harbor Honored at World Airport Awards

The SkyTrax’s World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence, recently named Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as one of the World’s Best Airports serving 40-50 million passengers in 2014. Phoenix Sky Harbor ranked seventh in the world and joins the ranks of other international airports such as Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

These awards were presented at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual World Airport Awards are one of the most respected honors in the industry. Honorees are selected by customers in the largest, annual independent global airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey asks customers from more than 160 countries to rank 410 airports based on 39 key indicators such as ease of check-in, terminal comfort and cleanliness, choice of shopping and dining options, and friendliness of airport staff.

“We are honored that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport, was named one of the World’s Best,” said Acting Aviation Director Tamie Fisher. “We take pride offering our travelers world-class customer service and access to the services they desire to make their travel experience seamless and enjoyable.”