In the last ten years, the controller’s best friends have been (1) each other and (2) Jane Garvey. During the Clinton administration she led us to collaboration, contracts, and partnership. During the Obama Transition she advised the incoming administration on aviation issues, policy, and people.
During the “path to mediation” resolution of the White Book, Jane Garvey led the administrator’s team in resolving a rancorous dispute left by the previous administration. She was never in anybody’s pocket; she made her own calls, and she was always decent, fair, and practical.
I don’t know what Jane Garvey’s joining the Board of Directors of an ATC NextGen Vendor means. In a way it’s sad to see someone of her quality joining the Beltway Bandits. If they can attract Jane Garvey, perhaps their success is inevitable.
God bless Jane Garvey, and we truly wish her all the best.