Mark Reeves was appointed as the Director of the FAAs Asia-Pacific Region in October 2011. The FAA Asia-Pacific regional office is located in Singapore, U.S. Embassy. As Director, he is responsible for promoting U.S. interests and advancing civil aviation safety, security and efficiency. He leads four Senior FAA Representatives located in Beijing, New Delhi, Tokyo and Singapore, as well as a support team in Washington, D.C.
Mark is very knowledgeable of the need for global collaboration within the international community. As spokesperson for U.S. aviation interests in Asia, he plays a key role in the development of international aviation policy and cooperation by building international alliances, negotiates technical assistance agreements with foreign governments, and leads FAA delegations to effect strategic change in international aviation, consistent with FAA's goals.
Mark has over 20 years of FAA experience, leading Enroute area control facilities, control towers and shared services support facilities. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Director of Terminal Services in the Western Service Area in the Air Traffic Organization of the FAA, responsible for Airport Traffic Control Tower and Radar Approach Control Operations in the 12 western states of the United States and the Pacific. His area of responsibility included over 150 air traffic control facilities and 4,000 employees.
His vast experience within the FAA also includes regional management and support specialist roles in the offices of airspace and procedures development, requirements, quality control and operations support. His staff experience with headquarters involved work in two field branches of the Air Traffic Evaluations office.
Prior to becoming the Director of Terminal Services, Mark served as the first Director of the Western Service Center where he led the start-up of an organization designed to overhaul and redefine the administrative support structure and functions across the country. This was an integral component of the Air Traffic Organization restructuring.
Long before joining the FAA, Mark had his sights set on an aviation career, inspired by his fathers purchase of an airplane when he was just 8 years old. He planned on flying the airplanes for a living but ended up helping direct them through the skies. He studied aviation science at Cochise College in southern Arizona and went on to obtain a commercial pilot license with single and multi-engine, instrument ratings. He also holds a hang glider rating and has successfully completed two sky-dives.
Mark is married to a lovely and supportive wife. They have two beautiful daughters.