Christina Drouet was selected as the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration's Great Lakes Region in April 2015. Christina provides leadership in cross-organizational aviation matters impacting the eight states of the Great Lakes Region: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Christina previously served as the Federal Aviation Administration's Manager of the Chicago Area Modernization Program Office from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Drouet led and oversaw all the FAA activities that contributed to the O'Hare Modernization Program, including new runway construction/commissioning, airport traffic control tower design/construction/commissioning and major airspace redesign. In this role she also served as the City of Chicago's "portal" into the FAA.
Ms. Drouet has over 25 years of FAA experience in a variety of technical and managerial roles in the Air Traffic Organization/Technical Operations and Office of Airports. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Public Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is also a registered professional engineer in Illinois.