- December 1, 2008, 4:55 AM
Jane Garvey, the first female FAA Administrator and the first agency boss to serve a full congressionally mandated five-year term, late last month joined the six-member transition team advising President-elect Barack Obama on transportation issues. After her tenure as FAA Administrator ended, she joined the Washington lobby firm APCO Worldwide, where she became executive vice president of its transportation practice. Garvey, who is already being mentioned as a successor to Bush Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, serves on the board at Mitre and the Flight Safety Foundation. At the AOPA Expo last month, Garvey was on a panel of “Washington insiders” who shared their insight into what the November 4 election results could mean for GA.