WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday a change in leadership in the agency’s Office of Aviation Safety.
Dana Schulze assumed the duties of Director, Office of Aviation Safety, effective July 22.
Schulze has served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Aviation Safety since 2012 and has concurrently served as the office’s acting director since November 2018. Schulze has been with the NTSB since 2002, has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2012 and earned a 2017 Distinguished Presidential Rank Award.
Schulze began her career with the NTSB as an Aircraft System Safety Engineer within the Aviation Engineering Division and served as a group chairman and investigator on major domestic and international airline accident investigations, including Alaska Airlines flight 261, Pinnacle Airlines flight 3701 and American Airlines flight 587.
Prior to joining the NTSB Schulze worked in staff engineering and engineering management in the commercial aerospace industry in roles related to design, system safety, reliability and quality. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Space Sciences and Mechanical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York.