Director, Regulatory Affairs

18 Nov, 2020


Director, Regulatory Affairs

Alexandria, VA

The Director of Regulatory Affairs represents airports before federal agencies, task forces and industry coalitions and works with airport executives, committees, and Federal Affairs staff to develop and advocate for federal regulatory policies that best serve the needs of the airport industry. The Director of Regulatory Affairs serves as the staff liaison to various AAAE policy committees, organizes and runs important industry meetings, and provides continuous updates to airport executives regarding regulatory action and developments in Washington, D.C..

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

    • Represents and advocates for airports before federal agencies, task forces, and industry coalitions on key airport and aviation issues.
    • Interfaces with federal agencies to develop policies, educate policymakers about airport goals, and advocate for results that best serve airports.
    • Monitors regulatory activity of federal agencies and assesses their impact on the airport community.
    • Disseminates information to members regarding aviation regulations and policy through personal contact, advisories, websites, and other AAAE publications.
    • Addresses members’ inquiries and requests concerning regulatory affairs.
    • Works with Meetings and Marketing Departments to develop, lead, and manage regulatory-related meetings and conferences.
    • Develops new conference and educational content to assist members in navigating key and emerging regulatory issues.
    • Develops products and services for the airport community.
    • Staffs member committees as assigned by the VP, Regulatory Affairs.
    • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.


Required Skills

    • Excellent public relations and oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze, summarize, and respond to regulatory proposals pertaining to airports and aviation.
    • Prefer an individual who understands airport management and operations issues.
    • Initiative and the ability to work independently.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit.
    • Extensive travel required.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; law degree helpful but not required.
  • Minimum of 3 – 6 years of in-depth experience in airport management and operations and/or governmental affairs and the regulatory process.

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Job posted: 2020-11-18