President & CEO
Ms. Carey Fagan joined the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) as its CEO and President in October 2023. Prior to this appointment, Carey spent 33 years in public service with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Her tenure at the FAA concluded as the Air Traffic Organization’s Acting Deputy Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Carey was responsible to the Chief Operating Officer for ensuring safe, efficient, and secure air traffic services for approximately 50,000 aircraft operating every day over nearly 30 million square miles across the National Airspace System (NAS). She provided leadership and guidance to more than 31,000 employees and oversaw the daily operation of the ATO, an organization made up of air traffic controllers, technicians, engineers, pilots, and a host of other technical and support personnel. The ATO is also responsible for operationalizing airspace modernization initiatives and integrating unmanned aircraft systems and commercial space operations into the NAS.
Before this position, Carey served in various roles within the FAA’s Office of International Affairs including the Regional Director for the Asia Pacific Region and the FAA Executive Director of International Affairs. In this role, she developed international policy and provided guidance across the various disciplines of FAA. Carey provided oversight to the