While my daily responsibilities were extensive, as emergency situations arose, I knew I had to remain and coordinate extensively ongoing response efforts.
On 9/11, I managed the main commuter terminal, overseeing safe transportation of over 100,000 people from NYC to NJ, working directly with local officials and NY/NJ Fire & Police Departments. Following 9/11, I supervised the daily crowd management at Pier 11/Wall Street then Pier A at Battery Park.
My background…As Social Activities Chairperson at Cabrini College, then as a Recreational Therapist at a Senior Facility, and most recently as the Director of Tour Operations & Special Events at a major ferry/transportation company [NYC metropolitan area], I have over 20 years of experience coordinating events.
In 1998, I created the Private Charter Division for the largest privately owned ferry company in America working on both corporate and private celebrations. I developed the Marketing/Sales’ Plans and created the marketing materials. Within 2 years, charters were so successful I expanded to Off-Premise Events & Catering. Events included many post 9/11 events in NYC, both on land and at sea. As a result, we experienced a major expansion, including christening ceremonies for 10 new ferries and opening of new Commuter Services.
This was showcased by our successful entertainment events, including transportation for thousands of riders to/from remote locations including Randall’s Island, Liberty State Park, Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium. Within the corporate market we hosted unique events including parties, summer outings incentive programs and charitable events. On the the personal event side, we planned special celebrations including weddings, christenings, anniversaries, birthdays, sweet sixteen celebrations, rehearsal parties, and more. After creating the Charter Division and expanding to Off-Premise Events & Catering, I assumed the responsibilities of Director of Marketing & Sales for the Restaurant Division, creating marketing /sales materials, presentations and cross promotions with local businesses & residential complexes.
Throughout my employment, my responsibilities have extended to coordinating film & photo shoots, both on land as well as onboard boats. It’s been my distinct pleasure to have worked with some of the most well known location scouts, photographers, film directors and producers in the country.
In 2005, I became the Director of Tour Operations & Special Events. My position, as head of this newly formed Tour Division was all encompassing. I was responsible for overseeing the hiring & training of tour guides, researching & formulating scripts, co-creating specialized tour offerings, coordinating premiers of new products and managing the day to day operation of the service. In addition, I continued to sell & coordinate special events. Throughout 2007 and 2008, I focused on major entertainment events, coordinating the transportation of thousands of people to and from Randall’s Island & Liberty State Park.
Gov Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island 2012 and 2014