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Jane Garvey (née Famiano) was head of the U.S.marker Federal Aviation Administration from 1997 to 2002.

Garvey earned her B.A. from Mount Saint Mary's College (a Catholic women's college in Hooksett, New Hampshiremarker which closed in 1978. and her M.A. from Mount Holyoke Collegemarker and has been awarded several honorary degrees.

She was appointed by President Bill Clinton and holds several "firsts" for an FAA Administrator: she was the first Administrator appointed to a 5-year term, the first female Administrator, and the first Administrator who was not a licensed pilot. She had previously worked as a teacher, highway safety administrator, and the director of Logan International Airportmarker.

She currently serves as the chairwoman of the Capital-to-Capital Coalition, which works to promote non-stop service between Beijing and Washington Dulles International Airportmarker.

Garvey was recently named as one of six experts advising the Obama transition team on transportation issues. She was among a small group of candidates mentioned as possible Secretaries of Transportation in the Obama administration (Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 18, 2008,http://www.gazettenet.com/2008/11/18/garvey-not-talking-about-obama-work), though the eventual choice was Congressman Ray Lahood.

Her husband, Robert J. Garvey, is the sheriff of Hampshire County, Massachusettsmarker.

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In-depth resumes can be found at MITRE and the Flight Safety Foundation.

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