Linda Hall Daschle


Ms. Linda Hall Daschle is President of LHD & Associates. Daschle was born in Oklahoma, raised in Kansas, and became the first woman to serve as FAA Acting Administrator.

Prior to holding that position, she helped start a regional airline, worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board, and became a top executive with the American Association of Airport Executives. Nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1993, Daschle began a four-year term as FAA Deputy Administrator and FAA Acting Administrator, where she led efforts to overhaul the agency’s air traffic control modernization program and implementation of major safety improvements. She returned to the private sector in 1997 and chaired the public policy practice for over a decade at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC. In 2009, she formed her own consulting company, LHD & Associates, Inc. Among the honors bestowed upon Daschle are placement in the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame and the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award.

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