Jane F. Garvey is the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration or the FAA. She began this term on August 4, 1997. She became the first Administrator to be given a five year term by the U. S. Senate.
Jane attended Mount Saint Mary College and Mount Holyoke College. She also participated in the Fellowship Program for Public Leaders at Harvard University.
Before she became the Administrator of the FAA, Jane was the Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration or the FHWA. She was also a Deputy Administrator of the FHWA from April 1993-February 1997. FHWA works with the different states nationwide to ensure the citizens safe and efficient roads and bridges.
She helped a lot in a financial way that might not have happened if she hadn't been there, and some projects might not have been completed or even started. She chaired FHWA's Innovative Financing Initiative, which helped more than 30 states because she helped to provide them with more than $4 billion in transportation investment.
Before Garvey became Administrator of the FAA, she was a director of the Logan International Airport in Boston, one of the nation's busiest airports. She was also Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works for 3 years, from 1988 to 1991. Before that, she was Associate Commissioner in the Department of Public Works.
With this extensive background, Jane has demonstrated that she has the leadership and ability to be one of the best Administrators of the Federal Aviation Administration, striving to make the safest skies even safer.