Bipartisan Policy Center Names Former FAA Administrator Jane Garvey New Board Chair

Jan 29, 2010, 15:07 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced today that former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Jane Garvey has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors.  Garvey succeeds John Rowe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Exelon Corporation, who served as BPC Chair from 2007-2009.

"Jane has demonstrated leadership in challenging times and has made significant contributions to the nation's transportation system, and we are very fortunate to have her as our new Chair," said BPC President Jason Grumet.  "In particular, her storied career in public service will bring an important perspective to the Board.  There's no doubt that she will help the BPC achieve its long-term vision of bridging the divide between the political parties."

Garvey joined Meridiam in 2009 as the Chairman of North America.  Previously, she served on the Obama Administration's transition team and worked as an advisor for JPMorgan's PPP Infrastructure Advisory Group.  She is also a member of the BPC's National Transportation Policy Project.  As head of the FAA from 1997 to 2002, Garvey led the nation's aviation system through one of the toughest chapters in its history following the attacks on September 11, 2001. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, she was the first female Administrator and the first to serve a five-year term.

Garvey was Acting Administrator from 1993 to 1997 and was previously Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Before joining FHWA, Garvey was director of Boston's Logan International Airport. She was Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works from 1988 to 1991.

The BPC Board currently includes outgoing Chairman John Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon Corporation; Dennis Archer, Chairman, Dickinson Wright, PLLC and former Mayor of Detroit; Norman R. Augustine, Retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation; Sheila Burke, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Senior Attorney and Co-Director at the National Resources Defense Council; John Danforth, Partner, Bryan Cave, LLP and former U.S. Senator; Jason Grumet, BPC Founder and President; Hal Harvey, President and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation; Larry Higby, Chairman, New Majority California and retired CEO, Apria Healthcare; Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute; Chuck Robb, former U.S. Senator; Retired USAF General Charles F. Wald, Vice President at L-3 Communications and Retired Deputy Commander, United States European Command; and Mark Walsh, CEO and Chairman, GeniusRocket.

About the Bipartisan Policy Center:

In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. Currently, the BPC conducts projects in the areas of transportation, health care, energy and climate change, science, and national and homeland security.  For more information please visit our website:

SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center