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Series Finale: The Advanced Air Mobility Workforce of the Future


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Agenda  

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Anne Aylward
Director, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Laurence Wildgoose
Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, FAA 

Featured Speakers

Robin Riedel
Partner, Aerospace and Defense, Travel, Transportation and Logistics, and Sustainability, McKinsey Center for Future Mobility  

Becky Lutte, PhD
Chair of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Aviation Worldwide  

Recap and recording coming soon.

*The views of the speakers may not represent the views of U.S. DOT.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center and FAA are committed to principles of accessibility and inclusion. If you require reasonable accommodations, please contact collateral duty Disability Program Specialist Stephanie Chase and carbon copy EEO Manager Eliot Sutler on your request.   

About the Speakers

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Laurence Wildgoose

Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, FAA  

Laurence Wildgoose was appointed as the Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment at FAA in January 2021. 

In this role, he is responsible for leading FAA's policy efforts to improve the safety and capacity of the global aerospace system in an environmentally sound manner. Wildgoose’s focus is coordinating FAA's reauthorization efforts before Congress, improving the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System, and advancing innovation-friendly policies related to the safe integration of new entrants, including uncrewed aircraft systems. He also oversees the agency’s international activity, including advancing the FAA’s global leadership on safety and environmental initiatives. 

Prior to joining FAA, Wildgoose served as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he handled aviation safety and security issues related to FAA, the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board. He most recently served under the leadership of Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), after joining the committee under then-Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL). 

Wildgoose earned an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where he was a member of the Bloomberg Scholars Program and a William C. Dulin Scholarship recipient. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University. 

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Partner, Aerospace and Defense, Travel, Transportation and Logistics, and Sustainability, McKinsey Center for Future Mobility 

Robin Riedel is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office where he leads the firm’s Aerospace and Defense, Travel, Transportation and Logistics, and Sustainability practices. He leads McKinsey & Company’s global Disruptive Aerospace sector and the Advanced Industries Disrupter sector in North America. Through his client work, Riedel serves the whole ecosystem, from OEMs to investors, from suppliers to operators and government agencies, across geographies for both established players and start-ups. 

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Eric Allison

Chair of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Aviation Worldwide 

Rebecca “Becky” Lutte, PhD is Chair of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) College of Aviation Worldwide and a member of the leadership team of the ERAU Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety. She conducts research on a variety of topics such as safety policy, sustainability, with a primary focus on aviation workforce development and the outreach, recruitment, and retention of women in aviation. Lutte has been featured in more than 25 publications, a variety of academic journals, magazines, and book submissions, and has given multiple presentations. She has testified before the House and Senate on topics related to aviation workforce and women in aviation.  

Lutte was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board, which developed recommendations and strategies to FAA and U.S. Congress to encourage women to pursue careers in aviation. She has served on numerous boards including the National Aeronautic Association. Lutte is the recipient of the University Aviation Association (UAA) Sorenson Award for outstanding achievement of excellence in aviation research and scholarship, the UAA Laursen Award for outstanding contributions to aviation education, and the Ninety-Nines (99s) 2021 International Award of Achievement for Contributions to Aviation.  

She is a former commuter pilot, active general aviation pilot, and owner of an RV7 and RV10 experimental homebuilt aircraft.   

This series will be moderated by U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director Anne Aylward. 

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Anne Aylward

Director, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Anne D. Aylward has served as director of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA since 2016. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is a unique fee-for-service federal organization that conducts more than $230 million annually in transportation technology and innovation projects. 

As director, she steers the work of more than 580 engineers, scientists, and analysts engaged in a portfolio of projects carried out on behalf of all U.S. DOT modal administrations, numerous other federal agencies such as the Departments of Defense and Interior, state and local governments, as well as international, academic, private, and non-profit organizations facing transportation challenges. 

Prior to serving in this role, Aylward was the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s deputy director for Research and Technology. She has more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning, operations, and program management, and she is a nationally recognized expert in freight and intermodal transportation planning, policy analysis, and operations. 

Aylward began her career in public service with the Massachusetts Port Authority and served for 10 years as director of the Port of Boston. She began her federal career in 2006 as the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s chief of Transportation Planning.