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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Blakey Named To Head Aerospace Association

FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey was named president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association late Tuesday afternoon, nearly a month before her term as administrator ends. Blakey, whose five-year term expires Sept. 13, will take the helm of the influential industry group Nov. 12. She succeeds John W. Douglass, who has been AIA President and CEO since September 1998. Douglas will remain with the association through the end of the year “to provide counsel and ensure a smooth transition.” “We are very pleased to name Marion Blakey to the role of AIA President and CEO” stated Raytheon CEO William H. Swanson, chairman of the AIA Board of Governors. “Her exceptional experience in the executive branch of government, as well her deep expertise in public affairs and government relations, will greatly benefit all the members of AIA as she represents the industry in the years ahead.”

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