Elizabeth Lynn Ray
Director, Airspace & Aeronautical Information Management - FAA
Elizabeth Lynn Ray is the Director of Airspace and Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) for the Air Traffic Organization in the Federal Aviation Administration. The Airspace portion of the directorate is responsible for the rules, policies, and standards for airspace structure, design and allocation as well as for the management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems operating authorizations and the design and implementation of RNAV/RNP procedures. The AIM portion of the directorate manages critical information such as aeronautical charting, flight information directories, and obstruction evaluations.
Ray joined the Federal Aviation Administration in 1984, beginning her career as an air traffic control specialist at Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center where she held several positions including that of Air Traffic Manager. She also held a variety of FAA Regional Office and Headquarters positions. In 2007, Ray was selected for assignment to the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) as the government lead for the Air Navigation Services Working Group as part of the partnership to deliver the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Ray held that position until December 2008 when she was selected as the Director of Airspace and Aeronautical Information Management.
Ray holds a B.S (with honors) in biology from Milligan College; a M.S. in zoology from the University of South Florida; and a J.D. (with honors) from Georgia State University College of Law. She was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2001. Ray is also a member of the Air Traffic Control Association; FAA Manager’s Association; the Professional Women Controllers; and Women in Aviation International.