Brianna Manzelli was appointed Assistant Administrator for Communications (AOC-1) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2019.
She serves as a senior advisor to the FAA Administrator and other FAA executives, as well as serving as the agency's chief spokesperson. She is responsible for the policy, direction, and management of the agency's overall communications with the media, as well as with FAA employees nationwide. Manzelli also liaises with the Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Prior to joining the FAA, Manzelli served as director of communications for the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee under Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). She previously served on the Senate Commerce communications team for then-Chairman John Thune (R-SD). Prior to her service in the Senate, Manzelli worked for the Republican National Committee and in Target Corporation's Government Affairs office.
Manzelli earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from The Catholic University of America. She is originally from Massachusetts and resides in Washington, D.C. with her fiancé.