Kelvin L. Solco is the Regional Administrator of FAA's Southwest Region which includes over 4600 employees in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico. He was appointed to the position in 2014 and serves as the FAA's senior executive and principal representative of the Administrator for this region. As Regional Administrator, he works closely with representatives of the aviation industry, various Federal, state and local government agencies, and civic and private interest groups. He directs delivery of corporate services through the region including command and communication operations, building and facility services, executive services, and cross organizational project integration.
Kelvin Solco has been with the Federal Aviation Administration for 33 years. Kelvin worked in several FAA offices as a resident engineer, design engineer, program manager, a Regional Associate Program Manager for Navigation and Landing Facilities. Kelvin served as the assistant Airports Division Manager in the Southern Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia from June 2002 to April 2005, before becoming the Southwest Region Division Manager in Fort Worth, Texas in 2005.
Mr. Solco is a member of FAA's Senior Executive Service for 9 years. Kelvin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Prairie View A&M University, and an MBA from LeTourneau University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. Kelvin is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University and has written a technical paper for the Arizona State University (ASU) Approach Lighting Symposium in 1998. Kelvin has also represented the FAA in technical exchange meetings in London, England and Brussels, Belgium.
Kelvin enjoys jogging, art, public speaking, and family vacations. Kelvin and his wife D'Metria have two sons.