Jane Garvey (aviation administrator)
|Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration|
August 4, 1997 – August 2, 2002
George W. Bush
|Preceded by||David Hinson|
|Succeeded by||Marion Blakey|
February 2, 1944|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Mount St. Mary College, New Hampshire|
Mount Holyoke College
Jane F. Garvey is an American businesswoman and executive, currently serving as the chairman of Meridiam North America. She was the first female Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration from 1997 to 2002.
Garvey (née Famiano) earned her B.A. from Mount Saint Mary College (a Catholic women's college in Hooksett, New Hampshire which closed in 1978) and her M.A. from Mount Holyoke College and has been awarded several honorary degrees. She had previously worked as a teacher, highway safety administrator, and the director of Logan International Airport.
She was appointed by President Bill Clinton as Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 1997, and holds several "firsts" for an FAA Administrator: she was the first Administrator appointed to a 5-year term, the first female Administrator, and the first Administrator who was not a licensed pilot. She was the Administrator during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Following the 2008 presidential election, Garvey was named as one of six experts advising the Obama transition team on transportation issues. She was among a small group of candidates mentioned for the post of United States Secretary of Transportation in the Obama administration, though the eventual choice was congressman Ray LaHood.
Garvey is the chairwoman of the Capital-to-Capital Coalition, which works to promote non-stop service between Beijing and Washington Dulles International Airport. She also serves on the board of United Continental Holdings. She is currently also chairman of Meridiam in North America, and has been a board member of MITRE since 2004.
She lives in Amherst, with her husband, Robert J. Garvey, who served as the sheriff of Hampshire County, Massachusetts for 32 years, being appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis in 1984 and retiring in February 2016.
- According to the Westminster College website.
- "9/11 10th anniversary: Former head of FAA Jane Garvey recalls tragic events". masslive.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- (http://www.gazettenet.com/2008/11/18/garvey-not-talking-about-obama-workDaily Hampshire Gazette, November 18, 2008)
- Admin, Blogs. "Is Babbitt, Ex-Head of Pilots Union, Front Runner for FAA Chief?". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- Oct. 1, 2010, press release
- "Ms. Jane F. Garvey". The MITRE Corporation. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
- "Daily Hampshire Gazette - NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire County Sheriff Robert Garvey, who has held the position for 32 years, announced Monday he will not". www.gazettenet.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
|Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
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