As the Vice President of System Operations Services for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Nancy Kalinowski leads diverse programs to insure the safety, efficiency and security of the national airspace system. Kalinowski directs all national air traffic flow management initiatives along with policy and concept development for new airport surface flow management programs. She provides all national flight service functions, and operational oversight to all national airspace security issues. Her portfolio includes the management of the FAA's data policy, NAS data management and public release, and ATO system performance analysis.
Kalinowski is leading an organization which provides gate-to-gate strategic traffic management focused on stakeholder interaction through formal Collaborative Decision Making venues and customer advocacy. As she promotes the FAA's sophisticated approach to air traffic system management, she enables the global outreach to the international community on behalf of the ATO, providing subject matter experts and operational insight to global partners.
During her more than 35-year career with the FAA, she has served in management and executive positions in human resource management, budget, communications, flight services, airspace management and design, aeronautical information management, and aviation safety. Notably, she has been at the forefront of the redesign of airspace above the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas - the busiest and most complex airspace in the nation.
Kalinowski has twice received the prestigious Secretary of Transportation's Gold Medal Award for outstanding achievement and leadership to address delays and aviation congestion in the New York area and for hurricane emergency response and system restoration.
Kalinowski earned a Bachelor's in Psychology from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, and a holds a Master's in Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Central Florida.