For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 08-00
April 25, 2000
Contact: John Clabes, Roland Herwig
Phone: (405) 954-7500

Executive Will Continue to Oversee Regions, Centers Throughout U.S.

Ruth Leverenz

FORT WORTH — Ruth Leverenz has been named administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration's Southwest Region, a five-state area encompassing Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She succeeds Clyde DeHart, who retired in December.

Her selection was announced by Jane Garvey, FAA Administrator. Ms. Leverenz will continue her role as the FAA's assistant administrator for region and center operations — a national assignment — which includes responsibilities for nine regions and major training, service and logistics centers.

Before assuming this post in Fort Worth, she served for 12 years as the senior policy and legislative advisor on FAA budget and financial management to the FAA administrator and the secretary of transportation. She successfully streamlined budget and various management reengineering programs while in national headquarters.

Ms. Leverenz earned a Magna Cum Laude bachelor's degree in education from Baylor University, and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

She and her husband, Lynne, have two sons. After spending 17 years in Washington, D.C., the family now lives in Fort Worth.