Julie Marks is the Deputy Director of the Office of Environment and Energy at the Federal Aviation Administration. In this role, she leads the development of aviation environmental and energy policies, goals, and priorities, and oversees research, engineering, and development projects and initiatives. Ms. Marks assumed her current role in September 2020 and has served the Agency for more than 20 years.
Previously, Ms. Marks held several roles within the Federal Aviation Administration. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Director of the Safety and Integration Division in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office, collaborating across the FAA and with industry to facilitate solutions to advance UAS operations and integration efforts. Prior to joining the UAS Integration Office, Ms. Marks was with Air Traffic Organization's (ATO's) Mission Support Services, where she supported the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) by leading the facilitation of IPP participant community involvement efforts. Prior to supporting the IPP, she performed a detail as Special Assistant to the FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen to facilitate integration of community involvement considerations and concerns related to aviation environmental issues into NextGen planning and implementation activities. Ms. Marks served in ATO's Mission Support Services as the FAA Community Involvement Manager for Airspace Projects, which was the Agency's focal point for collaboration and coordination of community involvement activities, policy, and programs associated with airspace projects.
Prior to joining ATO Mission Support Services, she held multiple positions in the FAA's Environment and Energy Office and performed details as Deputy Executive Director of Emerging Technologies in ATO's Mission Support Services and as Deputy Executive Director of FAA's Office of International Affairs. Prior to joining the FAA, Ms. Marks worked as a private consultant on aviation air quality issues and energy model development.
Ms. Marks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, and a minor in Psychology, from James Madison University.