John Speckin is the Deputy Regional Administrator for the FAA's Central Region encompassing the four States of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Mr. Speckin provides leadership for FAA programs including national initiatives on Airport Obstructions Standards, Succession Planning for the Regions & Center Operations, and Optimization, and works directly with aviation stakeholders, airport authorities, U.S. Senators and Members of Congress.
Mr. Speckin also served as the Aviation Logistics Organization (ALO) Acting Director where he provided executive oversight of the FAA's real and personal property assets. In that capacity, he assumed oversight for over 267,000 assets and a motor fleet of over 4,400 GSA and 218 FAA owned vehicles, 3,500 leases and led DOT's real property asset management with 62,000 assets. ALO also manages over 1.5 million square feet of administrative space and provides office design and construction.
Mr. Speckin began his career with FAA as an Engineer in 1989, and was selected as the FAA's Regional St. Louis Program Manager in 1996 over the $2.6 billion expansion of the Lambert- St. Louis International Airport, integrating both FAA and Airport activities required to commission the new runway and other airfield improvements. In 2001, he was selected as the Regional Terminal Business Manager. This role later evolved into the Terminal Planning Account Manager position with the Air Traffic Organization, where Mr. Speckin provided both tactical and strategic planning for all Central Region Terminal facilities. As Account Manager, Mr. Speckin's work involved national planning initiatives, development of sustainment models for ATCTs and TRACONs, and planning for NexGen control facilities including the larger East coast facilities. In 2007, he was selected for his current position as the Deputy Regional Manager, Central Region.
Mr. Speckin is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kansas.