The Regional Airline Association (RAA) announced the promotion of two long-time association executives with the naming of Scott Foose to Senior Vice President-Operations and Safety, and Faye Malarkey Black to Senior Vice President-Government Affairs.
“These promotions are well-earned since for more than a decade Scott and Faye have helped guide RAA and our member airlines through perhaps the most challenging times in our industry’s history,” noted RAA President Roger Cohen. “The RAA Board of Directors and regional airline professionals nationwide have come to rely on their counsel, expertise and commitment to member service, added Cohen. “They are cornerstones of the RAA team, we couldn’t have achieved all we have without their contributions, and with the stakes rising, we’re counting on them even more going forward.”
Since 2000, Scott Foose has worked with DOT, FAA and other stakeholder organizations on a wide range of safety, policy and regulatory issues. A 9,000 hour ATP pilot, Foose was previously with Allegheny Airlines for 21 years as a line pilot, pilot union official, and later held senior roles in the airline’s flight operations and corporate safety departments.
Faye Malarkey Black has worked on virtually every legislative, advocacy and communications issue touching regional airlines since joining RAA in 1998. She has become a credible and trusted advocate for the industry, and prior to her service with SmithBucklin (RAA’s association management firm), Malarkey Black worked for former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford (D-PA) and the election campaigns of former President Bill Clinton.