TSPE Dallas Monthly Meeting
About our Guest Speaker
Terry L. Biggio is the Regional Administrator of FAA’s Southwest Region, which includes the states of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico. He was appointed to the position in 2018 and serves as the FAA’s senior executive and principal representative of the Administrator for this region. As Regional Administrator, he provides corporate leadership and represents the FAA before industry, government organizations, and civic and private interest groups. He directs delivery of corporate services in the region including command and communication operations, building and facility services, executive services, and cross-organizational project integration. Terry previously served as Vice President of the Air Traffic Organization’s Office of Safety and Technical Training, Vice President of Air Traffic Services, Vice President of Terminal Services, as well as Deputy Vice President for En Route Services.
Terry began his FAA career as an air traffic controller in 1981 at Minneapolis Center. A Long Island, N.Y., native and second-generation air traffic controller, he progressed from the controller ranks at both Minneapolis and Boston centers to roles as the Acting Air Traffic Manager at Boston Center and Air Traffic Manager at Atlanta Center.
In 2007, Terry represented the FAA on a one-year detail as the Senior Aviation Advisor, United States Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq. In this role, Terry provided leadership to the Aviation Team while serving as the principal aviation subject matter expert. Terry worked closely with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority Director General by providing support in tactical and operational planning. Terry helped lead the effort to transition airports and airspace from United States military to Iraqi civilian control.
Terry has also served as a FAA Academy Instructor for En Route, as well as a Course Manager and Program Manager while at the Academy. Terry’s additional FAA management positions include Front Line Manager, Support Manager for Quality Assurance, Support Manager for Airspace and Procedures, Operations Manager and Assistant Air Traffic Manager. While serving as an Operation’s Manager at Boston Center, Terry was the Operation’s Manager-in-Charge on 9/11.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Applied Management. Terry is also a certified Private Pilot.
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