Jeff Gifford Recognized by Board of Commissioners as the NAA’s Employee of the Year
Longtime Naples Airport Ramp Assistant Jeff Gifford was named the NAA’s Employee of the Year at the December Board of Commissioners meeting.
Board Chair Michael Lenhard commented on how Gifford prioritizes safety, while maintaining a calm demeanor and friendly attitude. He embodies the NAA’s customer service vision of providing a “first and lasting impression of excellence” which customers frequently notice and comment on.
Gifford can be counted on to share his observations with his supervisors when he sees potential for improvement, and is genuinely concerned for the upkeep and condition of equipment.
In addition to his duties as a ramp assistant, Gifford was eager to learn the job of line technician and is always available and ready to assist in any way he can. He sets the example by encouraging others to learn and was instrumental in mentoring new FBO staff in 2021.
He first joined the NAA as a seasonal ramp assistant in 2006. Gifford then returned every season until 2014, when he joined the Naples Aviation team full time. Congratulations Jeff, from your NAA colleagues on this well-deserved award!