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Michael Massiah

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Michael Massiah was appointed Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Port Authority in December 2017. In this position, Mr. Massiah works closely with the Executive Director to assure the values of diversity and inclusion receive the highest respect across the agency and that these values are put into action within the workforce and in its business affairs. Prior to this appointment, over a 36-year period, Mr. Massiah worked in progressively more responsible roles within the agency, holding key positions such as: Director, Human Resources Department (HRD), where he led efforts to rebuild the agency’s human resources functions following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center; Director of the Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management (OECM), implementing over $150 million of cost efficiencies throughout the agency; Director, Management and Budget Department (MBD), focusing on developing the agency’s capital and operating budgets (over $7 billion in 2014), cost control strategies, and continuous improvement through program review and evaluation; and Chief, Capital Planning, Execution & Asset Management focusing on planning a $32 Billion ten-year capital plan, and managing a Project Management Office, World Trade Center Department, Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights, Planning and Regional Development and Environmental Policy and Energy Programs.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
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Chief, Capital Planning, Execution & Asset Management
Management & Budget Department
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Director, Management and Budget Department and Director
Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Director and Deputy Director
Human Resources Department
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Director
Office of Business and Job Opportunity
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

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Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Michael Massiah

Season: 1 Episode:57 | June 07, 2021

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Michael Massiah, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Academy Fellow, to discuss his career at the Port Authority, its plan to foster social equity, and the challenges and progress he has seen so far.

Register for the 2021 Social Equity Leadership Conference

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