Visionary Safety Executive with extensive experience developing and managing Safety Management Systems and associated safety and training programs. Over 34 years of air traffic control and aviation experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Systematically created and implemented the FAA, Air Traffic Organization, Safety Management System.
Proactive and performance driven with a diverse skill set including Safety Management Systems, policy development, data capture, data analytics, and performance metrics. Driven to manage costs and establish strategic, partnerships and relationships both internal and external to the organization.
Alternate to the Vice-president Safety and Technical Training for the United States air traffic control system. Accountable for event response, quality assurance, safety programs, runway safety, safety analysis and data systems, SMS, integrated safety management and the technical training of all air traffic controllers and technicians.
Interfaced with the offices of the FAA Administrator, Department of Transportation, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, Inspector General, Office of Special Counsel and Congress.
Accountable for ATO Safety Programs, Voluntary Safety Reporting, Safety Culture, Fatigue Risk Management.
Developed and established FAA policy for voluntary safety reporting, quality assurance, quality control and the ATO SMS. Operationalized the agreement between the FAA and the air traffic controllers union on voluntary safety reporting programs. Created what became the world's largest voluntary safety reporting program.
Managed team of over 400 professionals at one of the top ten busiest air traffic control facilities in the United States.
Responsible for the air traffic operation of the facility including direct supervision and development of senior staff, facility budgeting, planning, hiring and interface to the regional and service area offices.
Strengthened FAA's business by development of Balanced Scorecard principles, Cost Accounting System, international comparison of cost and productivity between air navigation service providers, ATO measures and metrics, controller productivity measurement and workforce planning.
Provided day-to-day regional office interface to four air route traffic control facilities in the Midwestern United States for all equipment and telecommunication requirements in the facilities.
Accountable for the respective modernization programs at the four facilities including overall customer satisfaction. Spearheaded cross-functional initiative to achieve the construction of a new air traffic control tower and the relocation of the radar control facility for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Managed teams of up to twelve professional air traffic controllers. Accountable for service delivery of air traffic control services, training, scheduling, overtime usage and performance appraisal. Introduced automated shift scheduling and developed tracking and forecasting capabilities for overtime requirements.
Provided live air traffic control and air traffic management services.
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