Michael Giardino, Executive Director for the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, was awarded the Community Service Award by the Hearing Loss Association of America. Giardino accepted the award at a ceremony held Thursday in Minneapolis.
According to HLAA, "the Community Service Award was established in 1986, and is presented to HLAA Chapters, State Organizations, or individuals who have undertaken significant outreach projects or efforts that serve the community, by creating awareness, teaching others about hearing loss, as well as the communication obstacles that it can create". Giardino was previously awarded the 2016 Distinguished Community Person Award, as the Director of Aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Giardino stated, "My hope is to foster awareness for the Hearing Loss Association of America, while also implementing innovative technologies to assist the hearing impaired with communications within the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), as I have done in Rochester. Providing excellent customer experiences that remove barriers and creates an innovative space for all, is a top priority of mine."