Christa Fornarotto currently serves as the Federal Aviation Administration's Associate Administrator for Airports. She oversees a $3.5 billion annual Federal airport grants program and passenger facility charge collections totaling $2 billion. She also manages programs for national airport planning and development including safety standards, design and engineering, certification, environmental processing, and financing.
Previously, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In this capacity, Ms. Fornarotto served as the principal advisor to the Secretary on a broad portfolio of responsibilities covering domestic and international aviation, international trade, and other international cooperation and facilitation issues.
Before joining the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Ms. Fornarotto served as the Legislative Director to Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL) and was professional staff on the House Aviation Subcommittee, which Mr. Costello chaired. She managed the legislative agenda and handled responsibilities related to the House
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Ms. Fornarotto received her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and her MPP from the George Washington University.