2020 ATCA Election

2020 ATCA Chair-Elect Election Results

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce the results of our 2020 Chair-Elect Election, conducted in accordance with ATCA’s Constitution and Bylaws. Ms. Rachel Jackson was elected as the incoming Chair-Elect and will take office one week following the Fall 2020 ATCA Board of Directors Meeting. Congratulations, Rachel!

Thank you to Chris Metts for running a fantastic campaign. We look forward to continuing working with Chris as a current ATCA Director-At-Large.

One week following the Fall 2020 ATCA Board of Directors Meeting, several new leaders will also be joining the Board of Directors. We are also happy to introduce our new Area Directors:

Brig. Gen. Brian Bruckbauer, U.S. Air Force
Mr. Paul Feldman, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Mr. Massimo Garbini, Frequentis
Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Ames Research Center
Mr. Seán Morris, Deloitte

The Board has also appointed Ms. Daphne McAuley of Serco to assume Rachel’s soon-to-be vacated Director-At-Large seat and complete the remainder of her term.

Thank you to our membership for participating in our 2020 ATCA Chair-Elect election.
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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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