Ann C. Mollica has served as the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration's New England Region since July 2008. The six-state (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT), ten Tribal Nation region covers 160,000 square miles of airspace, maintains 68 facilities and employs approximately 2,000 employees. As the Deputy Regional Administrator, Ann provides FAA leadership in cross-organizational matters. She also represents the FAA with industry, the public, and other governmental entities. She chairs the Boston Logan Runway Safety Tiger Team.
Ann joined the FAA in 2000 as an aerospace engineer in the Engine Certification Office of the Engine and Propeller Directorate in Burlington, MA. She held positions of increased responsibilities from senior engineer to Acting Office Manager. She was responsible for the oversight of manufacturers of engines and engine parts, including those that power general aviation airplanes, regional jets, helicopters, and large transport category airplanes. Ann served as Technical Special Assistant to the Director of Aircraft Certification in Aviation Safety in Washington, DC, in 2007. She returned to the Engine and Propeller Directorate as Manager of the Policy and Rulemaking Branch. Prior to joining the FAA, Ann had a successful career as a design engineer at General Electric Aviation.
Ann graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also earned a Master's degree magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.