Joe MiniaceMr. Miniace is the FAA Regional Administrator for Central Region, where he is the Senior FAA Official for the four-state region (Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska).

Prior to his arrival in Kansas City as the Regional Administrator in May 2009, Mr. Miniace served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management. He joined the FAA on May 15, 2005, as the Deputy Assistant Administrator Strategic Labor Management Relations, and is recognized as an expert in employee and management relations with a proven track record in strategic labor relations.

Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Maritime Association where he championed a ten-year strategic plan that revolutionized the west coast shipping industry, and produced a labor contract that generated cost reductions of nearly $1 billion.

He was also Vice President for Administration and Human Resources at the New York University Medical Center and Group Director for Human Resources at Ryder Systems, Inc.

Mr. Miniace holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Creighton University. He serves on Advisory Boards for Creighton University, Stanford University School of Law, and New York University School of Law. He has also served on the Board of Directors for numerous businesses, including the California Chamber of Commerce and the Employee Benefits Research Institute.