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Friday, March 2, 2018

Lee Weitz appointed the new President of NYAMA

Congratulations to NFTA Deputy Director of Aviation, Lee Weitz, who has been appointed President of the New York Aviation Management Association. NYAMA is the premier aviation organization in New York State and across the country, providing a forum for members to exchange information and ideas and to connect with industry leaders and experts.  

As Deputy Director of Aviation, Lee oversees all maintenance and operations at the Buffalo Niagara and Niagara Falls International Airports, which serves approximately 5 million individuals annually. Lee has led numerous construction projects including BNIA’s inline baggage system replacement project and the TSA security checkpoint improvement project.   He was also a significant contributor to the rehabilitation of Runway 5/23 and 14/31 as well as the economy parking lot expansion projects.

In addition to his responsibilities at the airports, Lee’s knowledge and expertise has also been extremely valuable in unexpected crisis situations.  Lee devoted numerous hours to the Town of Clarence and the families of the Colgan Air Flight 3407 tragedy.   He has also provided critical airport operations assistance during severe weather conditions including the lake effect October Storm of 2006 and November Storm 2014.  Both storms left the City of Buffalo and surrounding areas in a State of Emergency that required a focused closure and clean-up strategy to ensure the safety for anyone traveling to and from Buffalo and the surrounding vicinity.   

Lee’s commitment to the community also continues outside of the airport.  He has served on the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce since 2006 and was the Chairman from 2008-2009.  
He also serves as a mentor for MBA business students at Canisius College.