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Richard Anderson Named Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner

16 Aug 2017
Richard Anderson Named Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner

 
 
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor. Prior to becoming Amtrak’s 11th leader in July 2017, Mr. Anderson spent 25 years in the aviation industry, most recently as executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors and the airline’s CEO from 2007 to 2016. He is credited with bringing the airline from the brink of bankruptcy to the successful airline it is today. A pillar of the aviation community, Mr. Anderson’s recent leadership as the chair of the NextGen Advisory Committee marked major gains in modernization and collaboration. He has built strong businesses and shaped policies that create the best and safest travel experience possible for the flying public.
 
In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Mr. Anderson joins aviation greats, including NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, the Hon. Najeeb Halaby, Capt. Elrey B. Jeppesen, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield.

See a full list of past winners and learn more about this illustrious award here.

Interested in attending this year's Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet? Register for ATCA Annual today!
 
 
 
 

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  • 06 Jun 2018
    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner


    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

    Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
     
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