On Friday, March 19, the management department welcomed Deputy Administrator at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), A. Bradley Mims.  Mims has served as a transportation professional in government and the private sector for more than 40 years. As a government relations specialist with a multi-modal transportation background, he holds a special affinity for the aviation industry.

Prior to his appointment at the FAA, Mims served as the President and CEO of Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, an advocacy organization which promotes opportunities for minority and minority-owned businesses in the transportation industry, from 2016 to 2021. He is also a member of the board of the Central Maryland Regional Transportation Authority, former member of the board of directors for the Airport Consultants Council, and former board member of the Maryland Transportation Authority.

In addition, to his experience in working for a number of firms and organizations related to transportation and aviation, he also served as the head of government relations for the FAA during the Clinton Administration. Mr. Mims holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Allegheny College.

More than 50 participants joined to hear Mims speak to students about the resiliency of the industry and the immense career opportunities in aviation.