Michael Huerta ’78
Michael Huerta is the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration. He had previously been the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. From his bio page “he is responsible for the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world. He oversees a $15.9 billion dollar budget, over 47,000 employees and is focused on ensuring the agency and its employees are the best prepared and trained professionals to meet the growing demands and requirements of the industry. Huerta also oversees the FAA's multi-billion dollar NextGen air traffic control modernization program as the United States shifts from ground-based radar to state-of-the-art satellite technology.” His other experiences include being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the FAA’s Official Deputy Administrator, and Managing Director of the 2002 Olympic Winter games.