President Obama Nominates Michael Huerta to 5-year Term

Yesterday the White House announced President Barack Obama’s nomination of Michael Huerta, interim chief of the FAA, to a full five-year term as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. In December 2011, then Deputy Administrator Huerta was appointed as the interim administrator of the FAA when Randy Babbitt resigned following a drunk driving arrest in Fairfax, VA. Prior to coming to the FAA in 2010, Huerta worked at a technology company called Affiliated Computer Services. He served as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce in the 1980s and was executive director of the Port of San Francisco from 1989 to 1993.

Huerta’s nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.

The Hill Transportation Blog

Rich Hanson
AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs