Two New FAA Regional Administrators Appointed

March 16, 2009Focus FAA

Photo of Joe Miniace

Joe Miniace (pictured) and Kathryn Vernon have been named administrators for the Central Region and Northwest Mountain Region, respectively.

Miniace will take over the Central Region on May 4, following the retirement of Chris Blum. Miniace is deputy assistant administrator for human resource management and strategic labor relations, a position he has held since May 2005. 

Vernon has been the director of western terminal operations, based in Seattle. Her starting date has not been determined, but she will take over for Steve Bernett, who has been acting regional administrator the last few months.

In November 2006, Vernon left to serve in Iraq for a year (see the Focus FAA story, “Dispatches From The Front: Kathryn Vernon”).