ATCA Spotlight

Each week, ATCA takes the opportunity to feature new members, recent industry interviews, and announcements, and award and scholarship winners. Our association is full of accomplished, outstanding individuals and organizations. Learn more about them one by one.

ATCA Welcomes New Member Federal Leadership Institute as a New Member

The Federal Leadership Institute (FLI) provides innovative training solutions for highly technical people making rapid stressful life-saving decisions. The Federal Leadership Institute’s™ proprietary methodology for cognitive instruction enhancement puts FLI at the vanguard of cognitive training and development. Our mission is to cognitively enhance an individual’s ability to effectively perform protocol under extreme conditions. 

  The Federal Leadership Institute is emerging as a leader in the field of aviation psychology. For over 15 years, The Federal Leadership Institute has supported the FAA in multiple initiatives to enhance their rapidly changing policies, procedures, and training needs. FLI provides curriculum development, training, business process reengineering and organizational development solutions to FAA offices including ATO, AFS, SASO, OCR, and HR. FLI has delivered AMS and leadership training to FAA personnel across the country.

FLI clients including DOD and DHS have benefited from FLI’s operative training programs in high stress work environments. Leaders in the field of aviation believe FLI’s cognitive enhancement training could be beneficial to air traffic controllers. In addition, FLI’s mission supports the promotion of aviation safety.

o learn more about FLI’s training and consulting services, visit or contact our CEO, Dr. Laura Granato.

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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.)

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