Elizabeth Lynn Ray was named Vice President of Mission Support Services for the Air Traffic Organization in November 2010.
As Vice President of Mission Support Services, Ray is responsible for technical and operational shared services across the ATO. Mission Support promotes the standardization of processes, efficiency and effectiveness while achieving results for ATO operations units. Mission Support also encompasses the ATO Service Centers and the Directors of Operation in airspace and procedures, quality assurance, equipment installation, hiring and training.
Ray has more than 25 years of experience with the FAA and most recently served as the Director of System Operations Airspace and Aeronautical Information for the ATO. Prior to this assignment, Ray was the government lead to the Air Navigation Services working group of the Joint Planning and Development Office.
Ray joined the FAA in 1984 as an Air Traffic Control Specialist at the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, where she held several positions including Air Traffic Manager. She has also held various positions at FAA regional offices and headquarters, including National Air Traffic Evaluation Specialist and Air Traffic Planning Manager of En Route and Oceanic Services.
Ray holds a bachelor's degree with honors in biology from Milligan College and a master's degree in zoology from the University of South Florida. She also earned a law degree with honors from Georgia State University, College of Law.