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.”