in memoriam

In Memory of Jayson Ortiz

September 27, 2023


His friends at the Port Authority were saddened to learn that Jayson L. Ortiz passed away on September 27. Jayson was a dynamic individual whose camaraderie, laughter, and passion will be missed greatly by his colleagues and friends. Jayson began his Port Authority journey as a contractor in 2013 before becoming a permanent employee in October 2015. His first position was Senior Business Development Representative in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI), which was known as the Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights. In February 2018, he became a Principal Business Development Representative in ODEI. Jayson played an integral role on ODEI’s Certification team, helping to significantly reduce a backlog of applications. Jayson was deeply devoted to his family. He is survived by his two children Avalina and Cameron, father David, sister Monica, grandmother Alejandrina, and his Aunt Janette.