Linda Hall Daschle


Linda is a Director of EG. In 2009, Linda formed her own consulting company, LHD & Associates, Inc., which she led until her retirement in 2018. Linda was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1993 to begin a four-year term as FAA Deputy Administrator and FAA Acting Administrator, where she led efforts to overhaul the agency’s air traffic control modernization program and implementation of major safety improvements. Linda was the first woman to serve as FAA Acting Administrator. Prior to holding that position, she helped start a regional airline, worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board, and became a top executive with the American Association of Airport Executives. She returned to the private sector in 1997 and chaired the public policy practice for over a decade at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC. Since 2014, Linda has served as Board National Security Advisor for Aireon, LLC and is also a member of the company’s Advisory Board. Aireon operates the first-ever global space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft. She is a member of the Smithsonian National Aviation and Space Museum advisory board. Among the honors bestowed upon Linda are placement in the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame, the Amelia Earhart Pioneering AchievementAward and recipient of the Air Traffic Control Association’s most prestigious honor – the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award.

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