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 nations
airways as well as operating the worlds 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 Transportations
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.