2018 Election for ATCA Chair-Elect

2018 Election for ATCA Chair-Elect

ELECTION UPDATE: ATCA members will receive ballots directly to their email inboxes on September 1. Ballots will be due no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 30. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates by viewing the election e-booklet below.

Don't have an email address on file with ATCA? Send an email to elections@atca.org with your name, phone number, and preferred email address and we will get back to you shortly. Or call 703.299.2430.

Thank you for your ATCA membership and participating in the election.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 candidates? An e-booklet with bios, videos,
and campaign messages for your reference can be found below. Click on the center of the image to expand to full screen:


Chair-Elect Candidates

Jan Adams

President and CEO

JMA Solutions

Gene Hayman

Vice President, FAA Account Executive


 Chris Metts

Specialist Executive, Federal - Transportation/Aviation

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Neil Planzer



* Former Board Chair *

Dave Rhodes

Vice President, Civil Programs



 Thank you to ATCA's 2018 Nominating Committee:

Jim Washington, Chair
Vinnie Kherra,
Cignus Consulting
Donna McLean,


Your vote will help determine the future of the association. Thank you for your involvement in ATCA and participation in this election. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the ATCA office at 703.299.2430.

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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

    Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment.
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