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Marion Blakey

Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Marion Blakey, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Marion Blakey was sworn in September 13, 2002, as the 15th administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. As administrator, Blakey is responsible for regulating and advancing the safety of the nation’s airways as well as operating the world’s largest air traffic control system. Prior to being named FAA administrator, Blakey served as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

At the FAA, Blakey, continues a long career of public service. In addition to NTSB Chairman, Blakey has held four previous Presidential appointments, two of which required Senate confirmation. From 1992 to 1993, Blakey served as administrator of the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prior to her service at NHTSA, she held key positions at the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the White House and the Department of Transportation.

From 1993 to 2001, Blakey was the principal of Blakey & Associates, a Washington, D.C. public affairs consulting firm with a particular focus on transportation issues and traffic safety.



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