Marie Kennington-GardinerMarie Kennington-Gardiner is the Director of the newly formed New York Area Program Integration Office for the FAA. She coordinates, integrates and monitors regional airspace issues, projects and initiatives to address congestion and delays in New York.

Prior to this position, Kennington-Gardiner served as director of the Lower Manhattan Recovery Office to coordinate federal emergency transit investments following the 9/11 terror attacks. She was responsible for providing oversight of $4.5 billion in support of post 9/11 infrastructure establishment and replacement activities.

Kennington-Gardiner has many years of experience working for the FAA. She started with the agency in 1991 as an electronics engineer working on radar installation projects throughout FAA’s Eastern Region. She worked as a principal electronics engineer for the next seven years. This experience led her to one of her most challenging jobs with FAA, coordinator for engineering projects for all of the largest airports in the Eastern Region including the New York metro airports.

As a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, Kennington-Gardiner holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree. She is also the recipient of a Master of Science, Management of Technology from Polytechnic University.