Steven Baldwin Associates - Announcement 
Successfully Completed CFO Search for Syracuse Hancock International Airport
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Steven Baldwin Associates Leads Successful Recruitment: 
New CFO at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (Syracuse, NY)

Following a successful national search led by Steven Baldwin Associates, the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, New York has named Ms. Robin Watkins as their new Chief Financial Officer. 

The selection committee—consisting of three Board members of the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and three Airport leadership staff—recommended the hire to Ms. JoAnne Gagliano, Chair of the Authority’s Board of Directors, following a comprehensive nation-wide search process. Ms. Watkins began her new duties on March 2nd. 

About Robin Watkins
  • Ms. Watkins is a native of New York State with more than 25 years of senior financial management experience. Most recently, Ms. Watkins served as the Director of Operations for Gardner Denver Pumps which included financial management and regulatory reporting for various business units. Prior to that, Robin held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Syracuse Regional Health Center. Ms. Watkins’ career has allowed her to become proficient in assessing financial risks and opportunities in order to meet organizational goals, objectives, and budgets.
  • Additionally, Watkins is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a  Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from State University of New York at Oswego. Ms. Watkins officially started work at the Airport on March 2, 2020. Her diverse skill set will bring a new level of expertise to the Syracuse Hancock International Airport and the executive leadership team.

Congratulations to Robin and SYR for a successful completion of the search for a new CFO! 

About SBA's Executive Recruiting: 

SBA’s professionals have more than 100 combined years experience devoted to the aviation industry, and we are well-known and well-connected to the industry’s thought leaders, key players, and executives. This direct access provides us with strong connections and personal relationships with the exact aviation industry individuals who will make the strongest candidates for your team.
Expanded Human Resource Services

Last year, SBA hired Lisa Belt as our director of Executive Recruitment and expanded Human Resource Services division. Please see the original announcement here. As part of this new division, we offer a variety of services, including: 
  • Organizational Assessment & Design
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation & Salary Studies
  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership & Staff Coaching
  • Executive Recruitment and temporary placements
So when you are next in need of senior executive recruiting services or other staff support services, please contact Lisa directly at to see how we can be of service in this area.

About Steven Baldwin Associates, LLC
Steven Baldwin Associates is focused solely on airport management consulting for airport operators, owners, and policy makers. As a leader in developing best practices in contemporary airport management, the professionals at SBA have decades of hands-on experience running airports and consulting for them. For more information, contact us at (518) 478-6321 or, or visit our website at
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