Jennifer Solomon became the FAA Regional Administrator for the Eastern Region on December 27, 2017. The Eastern Region encompasses the geographical area that includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Region oversees operations at some of the world's busiest airports including, JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Newark International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Solomon served as FAA Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, Environment and Energy (APL) in Washington, D.C. As Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, Environment, and Energy, Ms. Solomon was responsible for leading the FAA's efforts to foster the safety and capacity of the global aerospace system in an environmentally sound manner. In this role, she focused on FAA's reauthorization efforts, corporate management of international engagement through the FAA's Global Leadership Initiative, and overseeing the agency's environmental activities and initiatives in NextGen and ICAO.
Before joining the FAA, Ms. Solomon served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, working on the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety & Security. She served on the Commerce Committee staff for Chairman Jay Rockefeller, then Ranking Member Bill Nelson.Before joining the Commerce Committee, she served in a variety of roles for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. In addition to advising on aviation policy, she developed and implemented legislative strategies on homeland security, surface transportation, and immigration policy.
Ms. Solomon graduated from Duke University with a degree in Political Science, and originally hails from New York City.