Ms. Rebecca Cointin is the Deputy Director for the United States Federal Aviation Administration's Office of National Engagement and Regional Administration (ARA). In that capacity, she works with the Executive Director of the office to lead a nationwide organization through a headquarters office in Washington, DC and 9 regional offices strategically located across the country.
The Executive Leadership throughout ARA provides leadership for complex, cross-organizational matters (e.g. environmental issues, airport development, aircraft noise concerns, airspace modernization, unmanned aircraft systems, and other major program initiatives).
Ms. Cointin has nineteen years of experience in policy and regulatory aircraft noise and operations issues both with domestic and foreign authorities. Prior to joining ARA, Ms. Cointin with the Deputy Director for the FAA's Office of Environment and Energy, where she led, with the Executive Director, three primary divisions (noise, emissions, and policy/operations) and the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program. In addition, she also directed, with the support of the chief scientific and technical advisor, technology development programs and was responsible for the policy, regulatory, modeling and analysis, and scientific/technical aspects of aviation environmental and energy issues. Ms. Cointin also served as the Noise Technical Working Group Co-Rapporteur to the International Civil Aviation Organization's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (ICAO-CAEP).
Ms. Cointin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Masters of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.