FAA Adds Senior Labor Policy Advisor to Support Administrator, Deputy Administrator
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration named Kyle A. deCant as senior labor policy advisor. He will oversee strategic planning on labor issues and advise the agency’s acting administrator and deputy administrator. This is the first time the FAA’s front office will have a permanent position focused on these issues.
“Kyle brings very strong legislative and policy experience to this position. He will be a great asset as we work with our labor partners daily to achieve our safety mission,” said Deputy FAA Administrator Katie Thomson.
Prior to joining the FAA, deCant served as senior labor policy counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. There he helped draft labor legislation including the Protecting the Right to Organize Act and worked on its passage twice in the House of Representatives.
He also was an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and an associate attorney for a law firm in Washington, D.C., representing unions in the railway and airline industries. He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 2010, and received his law degree in 2013 from American University Washington College of Law.
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