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RIAC Senior Management

All staff can be reached at: (401) 691-2000 or click here to email the Customer Service team and submit your questions or comments about Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport.

Iftikhar Ahmad

President & CEO

Board of Directors

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of seven members appointed by the Governor of the State of Rhode Island and serve staggered terms.

Jonathan N. Savage

RIAC Board Chairman
2014 – present
Jonathan N. Savage is a partner at Savage Law Partners, LLP and chairs the firm’s Corporate and Business department, Public Sector/Governmental Services department, and Co-chairs the firm’s Receivership and Business Insolvency department. Mr. Savage has extensive experience in all matters relating to business representation, including financial and corporate restructuring, labor negotiations and strategy, work-out, debt strategy, transactional work, and creative structuring. Mr. Savage has served as the de facto CEO of private companies, a publicly traded corporation, a municipality, a federal detention facility, and a large community hospital. In such roles he was ultimately responsible for all management operations, labor strategy and negotiation, financing, and business stabilization. Mr. Savage has extensive experience in matters relating to the public sector and governmental services and agencies, often involving regulatory issues and complex government operational issues. As a prominent leader of the legal community, Mr. Savage has been honored by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics.
Mayor Traficante

Michael Traficante

RIAC Board Vice Chairman
2001 – present

Michael Traficante is Director of Governmental Affairs and Educational Initiatives at The New England Laborers’ Labor-Management Cooperation Trust and had previously served as the Mayor of the City of Cranston for fourteen years. He has more than 30 years of experience in governmental and educational affairs and serves as point person for business pertaining to Municipal, State, and Federal legislation and education apprentice programs. Mayor Traficante earned his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and his Masters of Education from Rhode Island College. He is a member of the Cranston School Committee, Cranston Housing Authority Board, Boy Scout’s of America Board of Directors, Cranston/ Providence Workforce Development Board, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New England Laborers/ Cranston Public Schools Construction and Career Academy.

John S. Justo

RIAC Board Treasurer
2023 – present

John Justo earned a B.A in accounting from Bryant College in 1980. He is currently retired after 35 years with a local franchise group, serving in the capacity of Partner and Chief Financial Officer. He has served on various local, State, Private and non-profit Boards throughout his career.

Christopher H. Little

RIAC Board Secretary
2015 – present

Christopher H. Little recently retired from his national legal practice in the fields of business litigation and construction law, primarily at the firm he founded and led and more recently as a partner at one of New England’s pre-eminent firms into which he merged his firm in 2013. Recognized by leading bar commentators for the quality of his legal representation, he continues his work today, serving as an arbitrator and mediator and also providing counsel to Rhode Island businesses in select circumstances. Over the years, he has been deeply engaged in leadership positions for many prominent Rhode Island non-profits, currently serving as board chair of Tides Family Services and the South Kingstown Housing Authority.

Gregory Pizzuti

2016 – present

Greg Pizzuti is a Technology Executive and Sales Leader for IBM, and has managed global sales teams for 20 years. In this role, Mr. Pizzuti is responsible for positioning IBM’s Products and Services with clients to solve their business technology challenges related to cloud integration, AI, analytics, security, digital marketing, and more. Mr. Pizzuti has worked in several industries including Media, Telecom, Retail, Finance, and Travel. Prior to working at IBM, Mr. Pizzuti worked at IGT for 11 years in several technology leadership roles. Mr. Pizzuti has lived in Providence for 18 years and has visited over 30 countries and 40 U.S. States, including many airports. Pizzuti earned his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1988. He is a long-serving volunteer of the R.I. Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Jeffrey E. Bogosian

2020 – present

Jeffrey Bogosian serves as Branch Manager and Supervisor of the Providence R.I. branch of 1st Discount Brokerage, DBA Winchester Investment Securities. Mr. Bogosian has more than 25 years of investment experience. As Branch Manager, he has responsibility for and oversight of the Providence branch, including managing all advisors and client assets. Before assuming the Branch Manager role, Mr. Bogosian served as a Registered Investment Advisor at various firms. In this role, he advised individual and institutional clients on their investment goals. Mr. Bogosian earned his B.A. from Lycoming College in Williamsport, P.A. He is a board member of the non-profit Trudeau Memorial Center and Foundation.

Deborah M. Thomas

RIAC Board Member 

Deborah M. Thomas recently retired from her job as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc. where she led the company’s global corporate financial operations— from treasury, tax, and investor relations, to internal audit, accounting and control, and business planning and analysis. She oversaw the company’s global information technology organization. When she started Hasbro in 1998, Deborah played a key role in Hasbro’s expansion across media and markets around the world, and has helped manage nearly every major acquisition Hasbro has made over the past two decades. Prior to becoming CFO in 2009, Deborah served as Hasbro’s Corporate Comptroller and Head of Corporate Finance. Before joining Hasbro, she held assurance positions at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in the U.S. and the U.K. Deborah currently serves on the boards of Logitech and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. She has earned recognition for her achievements in and out of the boardroom—as March of Dimes Rhode Island’s Citizen of the Year, and as one of Providence Business News’ CFOs of the Year. Deborah graduated from Providence College and is a CPA.