A trailblazer in the aviation industry our Living Legend from Baton Rouge, La., ran a $2 Billion a year federal agency and guided aviation into the digital age. A retired FAA Administrator, Ms. Whitley is the recipient of several prestigious FAA awards. A graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Count Time Podcast Living Legend Pamela Whitley
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Pamela Whitley
A retired FAA Administrator, Ms. Whitley’s FAA career began in 1993 as an electrical engineer responsible for the development of standards for airport electrical equipment and lighting. She has experience heading large-scale, complex initiatives, demonstrating the ability to lead at all levels and to help build leaders along the way.
Ms. Whitley is the recipient of several prestigious FAA awards, including a 2008 ATO Executive Council Leadership Award for her contribution to establishing a portfolio management framework for NextGen. She also received the FAA Administrator’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2005, and has been recognized for her leadership on various technology development initiatives.
A graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., Ms. Whitley earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Her professional career as an electrical engineer began with the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
We have miss Pamela Whitley all the way from Baton Rouge jaguar land to Washington, D.C. back to Baton Rouge. Welcome home and welcome to Count Time, Ms. Whitley.
Thank you. I’m happy to be here.
And you showed me a picture that you were surrounded by some strong women.
Yeah, just recently I was kind of going through some old family photos, and I found a photo that I didn’t even remember taking, but it was at one of my debutante balls. I just kind of marveled at the fact that looking at the picture, it was really all of the women that created me and made me who I am today. So, of course, my mother was in the picture. My two grandmothers were in the picture, my aunts on my mother’s side, my mother’s sister, my aunt who’s still living, and aunt’s on my dad’s side, and the great Sadie Kiel, who was one of the founders of Alpha Tau Chapter Delta Sigma Theta and a very good friend of my grandmother. So you look back when you get a certain age and you say, how did I become the person that I am? And you realize that it was the steps that you’ve taken and the people that touch you along the way.