Marcia Smith of Spacepolicyonline.com reports that former NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will become the FAA’s new deputy associate administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) on Nov. 3.
Dale will succeed George Zamka, who joined Bigelow Aerospace over the summer. She served as NASA deputy administrator from 2005 to 2009 under Administrator Mike Griffin.
According to Dale’s LinkedIn profile, Dale has served as a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies since February 2013. This position was preceded by a stint as the principal policy advisor for the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
From October 2009 to February 2012, Dale served as a senior vice president at Perot Systems.