Joseph Teixeira was named Vice President of Safety and Technical Training for the Air Traffic Organization in 2011.
As Vice President for Safety and Technical Training, Teixeira is responsible for integrating a Safety Management System and safety standards into the Air Traffic Organization. He leads organizational efforts to manage risk, assure quality standards, instill an open culture of disclosure, educate employees and promote continuous improvement. Teixeira also leads the agency's technical training and certification of air traffic controllers and technicians.
As the former Executive Director for Safety, Teixeira was responsible for the daily monitoring of operational safety performance, and the development of safety policy and programs. Teixeira oversaw the development and implementation of voluntary reporting systems and the integration of human factors, employee safety, fatigue risk and safety culture. Under his leadership, The ATO now operates the largest aviation voluntary safety reporting program in the world.
Before joining the ATO, Teixeira was the Operations Oversight Division Manager in Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service. There, he was responsible for conducting safety audits and assessments to ensure compliance with national air traffic standards. He also served in the FAA's Office of Policy, Planning and International Aviation as the Senior Representative in Northern Europe from 1999 to 2004. In that capacity he was the FAA's official representative to the governments of Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Prior to his public service, Teixeira worked for a Washington, D.C., law firm providing technical advice to Fortune 500 companies on such issues as mergers and acquisitions, and litigation.
Teixeira holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the State of New York and a master's certificate in aviation management from London City University.