[Avionics Today 02-24-2015] Marion Blakey will be leaving her post as the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) to take the position of president and CEO of Rolls Royce North America. Blakey served a seven-year tenure at AIA following her previous five-year term as the FAA administrator.
Marion C Blakey. Photo: AIA
During her tenure with AIA, the organization's support of the advancement of and implementation of different aspects of the FAA's NextGen program was widely recognized by the industry and government officials.
“I’m very proud of AIA’s record of achievement these last seven years,” said Blakey. “I’d like to thank AIA’s executive committee, board of governors and the entire staff for their guidance, hard work and commitment. I strongly believe we’ve strengthened AIA and better positioned the organization and our member companies to inform and influence the debate on key issues facing our country and our industry in the coming years.”