Carmine Gallo became the FAA Regional Administrator for the Eastern Region on February 1, 2009. The Eastern Region encompasses the geographical area that includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Region oversees operations at some of the world's busiest airports including, JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Newark International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Gallo was the Director of Tactical Operations for the northeastern United States, where he had management oversight for day-to-day traffic operations from Maine to Virginia and west to Ohio including interface with Canadian, oceanic and military airspace.
Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Carmine's career with the FAA began in 1981 as an Air Traffic Controller at the NY Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility. Carmine has served in various managerial positions including Air Traffic Manager representing the Tactical Operations Program Office within Eastern and New England Regions, Supervisor at Republic Tower, NY TRACON and Area Manager for the Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia Areas.
Mr. Gallo held several Pilot Certificates, including those for Airline Transport Pilot, Multi Engine Land, Flight Instructor single, multi-engine land and instrument instructor.
Carmine Gallo attended C.W. Post College and is the proud recipient of numerous honors including the Distinguished Service Award for his support during the TWA 800 tragedy, the ATO Vice President's Award for Excellence for his work on the Short Term Initiatives and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Citation for his efforts during 9/11.