In November 2016 Dorothy (Di) Reimold was named the Director for Strategic Operations for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation. In this role, Di is responsible for policy development, international outreach, government industry collaboration, and an array of strategic initiatives to promote and sustain the safe integration of commercial space activities into national and global aviation systems.
Prior to this appointment, Di was the Head of Global Policy and Procedures for Safety and Flight Operations at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In this role, she promoted critical safety and efficiency initiatives to improve global air traffic management and worked with key stakeholders to identify priorities to help manage risks for commercial airlines. With a strong background in government relations, she also created long term partnerships between public and private entities to address these critical aviation issues.
In previous roles, Di was the acting Assistant Administrator and also served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for International Aviation and as a senior program manager for communications and navigation at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. She has more than 30 years of executive management experience in international policy, strategic planning, and managing large scale safety and operational programs within the U.S. government and with Fortune 500 companies.
Di holds a Master's degree in Management and Leadership and has studied and served as a guest lecturer at the U.S. Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. Di serves as a Board member for both the International Aviation Women's Association and the International Aviation Club of Washington.
Session: Commercial Space – The Next Frontier for Airports