Press Release – Technical Center Director Retires
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2006
Contact: Holly Baker
Phone: (609) 485-6253
Egg Harbor TWP., N.J. – Anne Harlan, Ph.D. recently retired from her position as director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center. Harlan served as director of the Center since1997. The Technical Center is one of the world’s premier aviation research, development, test and evaluation facilities.
Harlan joined the FAA in 1982 in the New England Region where she held numerous managerial positions, and moved to southern New Jersey in 1995 to accept the position as Technical Center deputy director. Before joining the FAA, Harlan was a faculty member at Harvard Business School where she taught in the MBA and doctoral programs. She also was a management consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, focusing on strategies for increasing corporate performance.
Harlan holds a Ph.D. in applied research psychology from Ohio State University and is a pilot with commercial and multi-engine ratings. She is the chairman of the Publications Committee for the Air Traffic Control Association, and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Ninety Nines international organization for women pilots.
Locally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Historic Gardner’s Basin, the United Way of Atlantic County and the Atlantic City/Mainland Chamber of Commerce. Also, she is on the advisory boards for the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Pennsylvania State University and the College of Engineering at Rowan University. She is an accomplished musician, playing trumpet in the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, and is an active nature lover and a life member of the New Jersey Audubon Society.