Airports Council Congratulates Griffin on FAA Associate Administrator Appointment

WASHINGTON – ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated the appointment of Shannetta Griffin, P.E. to serve as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Associate Administrator for the Office of Airports. In this role, Griffin will be responsible for overseeing airport grants and all programs related to airport safety, including safety inspections and certifications, the Airport Improvement Program, and the Passenger Facility Charge program.

“Shannetta is a proven airport industry expert, and ACI-NA congratulates her on being named the new FAA Associate Administrator for the Office of Airports. The FAA Office of Airports is an important federal partner that helps to ensure safety, efficiency, and security of America’s airports. Shannetta knows firsthand how airports operate and the importance of airports to local communities as drivers of economic growth, especially in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion. As the industry continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I know she will bring her wealth of experience in airport planning, commercial management, and business diversity to position airports for a strong recovery and bright future. We look forward to working with her to navigate the industry’s recovery and modernizing America’s aging airport infrastructure.”



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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