ACI-NA Congratulates NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman on Appointment to Head the National Safety Council

March 11, 2014


WASHINGTON—Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement on the announcement by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman that she will become the next president and CEO of the National Safety Council:

“Thanks to the leadership of Chairwoman Hersman, NTSB has become an even stronger advocate for the traveling public,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “ACI-NA’s member airports and the millions of passengers they serve have benefitted greatly from Chairwoman Hersman’s and NTSB’s collaborative efforts to improve transportation safety, and we congratulate her on her appointment to lead the National Safety Council.”


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Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at