WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Grizzle has been named chief operating officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization.
“David is the right person to take on this critical challenge,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “He has a unique ability to manage complex situations and the leadership skills to bring people together and get the job done.”
“David is committed to transparency, accountability, and to building a safety culture that encourages collaboration. I am thrilled that he has agreed to accept this critical responsibility,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.
Grizzle, who became FAA’s chief counsel in 2009, has been filling the role of chief operating officer since mid-April. Before joining the FAA, he worked with Continental Airlines and its affiliates for 22 years.
As chief operating officer, he is responsible for leading the FAA’s 35,000 air traffic controllers, technicians, engineers and support personnel.
For more information: FAA.gov