FAA Administrator Selects Safety Personnel

 - March 12, 2009, 9:35 AM

Acting FAA administrator Lynne Osmus has appointed new personnel following last year’s departure of associate administrator for aviation safety Nicolas Sabatini and director of Flight Standards Service James Ballough. Osmus appointed Peggy Gilligan the new associate administrator for aviation safety and moved John Allen from deputy director to director of Flight Standards Service. Gilligan was deputy assistant administrator for aviation safety since 1995 and has served as chief of staff for four FAA administrators and worked as an attorney in the FAA’s Eastern Region office. Other appointments include John Hickey replacing Gilligan as deputy assistant administrator for aviation safety; Dorenda Baker, deputy director of the Aircraft Certification Service, taking over Hickey’s position; Kalene Yanamura as the new deputy director for the Aircraft Certification Service; John McGraw, the new deputy director for flight standards policy; and Doug Dalbey becoming deputy director for field operations for Flight Standards Service.