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Jane Garvey

Jane Garvey

Jane has held a number of senior positions across the public and private infrastructure sector in America, most recently serving on the Transition Team for President Barack Obama with a focus on transportation policies and related challenges facing the new Administration. Prior to that, Jane headed the US Public/Private Partnerships advisory group at JPMorgan, where she advised states on financing strategies to facilitate much needed project delivery for state governments. From 1997 to 2002, Jane served as the 14th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), having been nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate in August 1997. She was the first FAA administrator to serve a five- year term and was responsible for navigating the industry through the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Prior to becoming FAA Administrator, Jane served as Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Among her accomplishments at FHWA, she conceived and developed the Innovative Financing Initiative, enabling states to use federal highway funds more effectively. Most of the funds-management methods tested by more than 30 states under this initiative were later enacted into law. Before joining the FHWA, Ms. Garvey was director of Boston’s Logan International Airport. From 1988 to 1991, she was Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works.Jane has received numerous awards and public recognition including the National Air Transportation Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the National Council of Public-Private Partnerships Leadership Award, the National Award of Excellence for Public leaders and the Woman of the Year award from Women in Transportation and Women in Politics. In 2002, the Association of Road and Transportation Builders Association presented her with their highest honour, as she joined the list of The Hundred Leaders in Transportation in the 20th century. She currently serves on several corporate boards and commissions, including the Bipartisan Policy Project which is examining the future of transportation policy in the United States.