THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HIS INTENT TO NOMINATE JANE GARVEY AS ADMINISTRATOR AND GEORGE DONOHUE AS DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Today the President announced his intent to nominate Jane Garvey as Administrator and George Donohue as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Upon announcing these appointments the President stated, "Jane Garvey is a leader in transportation and is a proven innovator and manager. She has the expertise to move aviation safety forward. She and George Donohue will make a superior team as we work to modernize the FAA.
Vice President Gore stated, "This new FAA leadership team is ideal to move forward the vital initiatives recommended by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security."
Ms. Garvey, of Amherst, Massachusetts, is currently the Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Ms. Garvey was appointed by President Clinton in 1993 to serve as the Deputy Administrator of FHWA. During her tenure as FHWA Deputy Administrator, Ms. Garvey assisted in carrying out the commitment to increase investment in infrastructure by leading a team that created, tested and secured legislation in 1995 authorizing an innovative approach to funding federal-aid highways. The initiative has helped make possible more than $5 billion worth of projects. Prior to joining the Executive Branch, Ms. Garvey served as Director of Boston's Logan International Airport, the nation's 13th busiest ai rport. She has also served as Commissioner of Public Works in Massachusetts, the nation's 8th largest state highway program. Ms. Garvey also served as the Associate Commissioner for the Department of Public Works for the State of Massachusetts, where she directed construction and maintenance activities and developed several environmental initiatives. Ms. Garvey holds degrees from Mount Saint Mary College and Mount Holyoke College.
Dr. Donohue, of Bethesda, Maryland, is currently serving as Associate Administrator for Research and Acquisitions at the Federal Aviation Administration. He is responsible for a 2,000-member organization charged with designing and upgrading the infrastructure of the National Airspace System.
Prior to joining the FAA, Dr. Donohue was a Vice President with the RAND Corporation. In this position he directed Project AIR FORCE, overseeing research, quality control and financial management of the U.S. Air Force's Federally Funded Research and Development Center for policy and analysis. Dr. Donohue's ten years of experience at the RAND Corporation also includes serving as a member of the RAND Graduate School, as Associate Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Program, and as Director of Technology Application Program for Project AIR FORCE. Prior to joining the RAND Corporation he served as Director of the Aerospace and Strategic Technology Office for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as Vice President of Dynamics Technology, Inc., and as Head of the Advanced Concepts Division in the Fleet Engineering Department for the Naval Ocean Systems Center.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the world's largest aviation agency, with 48,000 employees, and facilities located in every state. The FAA oversees the nation's air traffic control system, ensures the aviation system's safety and security, and provides financial and technical assistance to airports.