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On January 7th, our guest speakers will be the Commissioner of Islip MacArthur Airport, Shelley
LaRose Arken and her Deputy Commissioner, Robert Schneider. They will
speak about the airport, its improvements and other aspects of delivering
travel services to the Long Island community.
Decision Sisters—we are very fortunate to have MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken as our speaker for Tuesday, January 7th’s meeting. She is considered to be a consummate professional in the Airport Management field and has years of aviation experience which have made her so valuable to the MacArthur Airport facility. She has insight and ideas which I think will interest all of us and I ask that you all attend the meeting. We need to have a good attendance at meetings like this so that we can attract really interesting speakers. Please let the first meeting of 2020 be a great new beginning for the next forty years of Decision…Marion
Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation
Shelley LaRose-Arken, the current Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation for the Town of Islip, is a Graduate of Florida Tech with degrees in aviation management and flight technology and is a Commercial Instrument and Multi-Engine pilot since 1988. The Commissioner has been actively involved in the aviation field for thirty-one yers, working at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Westchester County and Republic Airports and most notable, currently serves as the Commissioner of aviation for MacArthur and Bayport Airports.
As the Commissioner of Aviation for MacArthur and Bayport, it has been the Commissioner’s mission to develop a Comprehensive Air Service Program to increase passenger demand for airport services and to raise consumer awareness of the convenience of using MacArthur Airport as a primary air transportation facility. In addition, she is charged with oversight of 83 full-time employees who provide maintenance, administration and accounting services, law enforcement, fire rescue and construction services at both the MacArthur and Bayport Airports.
The Commissioner manages a 1,300 acre airport with 250 based aircraft and thirty-five permanent businesses located on the airport grounds. Serving 1.6 million passengers annually, the airport generates $566 million in both direct and indirect economic activity.
Deputy Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation
A graduate of Dowling College with a degree in Aviation Management, the Deputy Commissioner has held a number of positions in the Islip Department of Aviation since 2004 and since 2016 has been Deputy Commissioner. He is responsible for the direct supervision of Fire Rescue Operations, Construction, Security, Administration, Maintenance and Air Service Development.