ENO Transportation Foundation
Lillian Borrone is a well known transportation industry leader. Her professional career has included senior policy and management positions in federal as well as regional government and as an advisor to distinguished private sector companies.
Mrs. Borrone retired as the assistant executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in December, 2000. In that role she provided advice to the executive director and board of commissioners on various policy issues including international trade development, real estate acquisition and disposition for maritime, aviation and mixed-use development projects, and on transportation capital program management priorities.
Prior to being named to that position, Mrs. Borrone served for over 12 years as director of the port commerce department overseeeing the agency’s vast marine terminals, waterfront development and international relations responsibilities. During her tenure the maritime activities of the authority grew significantly with cargo volumes inreasing by over 50%, sustaining the port of new york and new jersey’s position as the largest on the east coast of north america and 14th largest in the world.
Other positions of responsibility held by Mrs. Borrone during her career with the port authority included: director of management and budget; assistant director of aviation; and senior management positions in the terminals and rail transportation departments.
Lillian Borrone also served as a political appointee at the us department of transportation as associate administrator and then deputy administrator of the urban mass transportation administration.
In July, 2001, Mrs. Borrone was appointed by President G.W. Bush to serve on the united states commission on ocean policy whose mandate was to provide legislative, legal and programmatic recommendations to the congress and the president. The commission’s report “ an ocean blueprint for the 21st century” was submitted to the congress and accepted by the president on september 20, 2004. She continues to be an active participant in the joint ocean initiative steering committee, a successor entity comprised of the us commission members and members of the pew ocean commission.
In 2001, Mrs. Borrone also served as a member of New Jersey Governor Donald T. Difrancesco’s cabinet as coordinator of the office of recovery and victim assistance which was created in direct response to the September 11th attacks on the world trade center.
Mrs. Borrone currently chairs the board of directors of the ENO transportation foundation in Washington, DC; she is a member of the board of directors of horizon healthcare plan holding co., inc. And subsidiaries, of horizon blue cross and blue shield of new jersey; a member of the board of directors of stv, int’l inc., an engineering,architectural,environmental and program management firm with offices throughout the united states; a member of the board of maher terminals, inc., the largest privately owned stevedoring company serving the new york/new jersey harbor; a member of the board of advisors to the urban coast institute at monmouth university; and as a member of the board of advisors to the united states merchant marine academy.
Mrs. Borrone has received a number of honors and recognitions during her career, including election to the national academy of engineering and the national academy of public administration.
Lillian is a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, New York with a master of science degree in civil engineering/transportation management. She received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the American University in Washington, DC.