Jeffrey Vincent is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Executive Director for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office in Aviation Safety (AVS). He is responsible to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Vincent served as Vice President of Air Traffic Services responsible for providing safe and efficient air navigation services to more than 42,000 flights and 2.5 million airline passengers across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. Prior to the Vice President of Air Traffic Services, he served as the Vice President for Safety and Technical Training was responsible for the development of ATO's Safety Management System and the integration of safety and training standards into the provision of air traffic services.
Mr. Vincent was also the Director of Air Traffic Operations, Eastern Service Area providing strategic leadership and direction for ensuring the safety and efficiency of air traffic operations for Airport Traffic Control Towers, Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities, and Air Route Traffic Control Centers. He also served as Deputy Director as well as Senior Advisor to the Director of Air Traffic Operations. In addition, he worked as a Certified Professional Controller at Boston Logan and Charlotte Douglas International Airports. He began his leadership career as a Front-Line Manager (FLM) at Birmingham International Airport. He continued his leadership as a FLM at Houston Intercontinental Tower and TRACON.
Then in 1999, Mr. Vincent broadened his FAA experience by returning to the Southern Region (ASO) where he held positions as Quality Control Specialist and Acting Branch Manager of Airspace, in ASO-520. Additionally, he held several positions at Atlanta TRACON and Tower, to include; Operations Manager, Support Manager, and acting Tower Air Traffic Manager.
After completing a headquarters detail in the Terminal Mission Support office, Mr. Vincent was selected to lead the Quality Control Group for the Eastern Service Center in 2009. During his tenure there he worked closely with the Air Traffic Services Safety and Compliance Group in developing and implementing ATO’s current Quality Assurance/Quality Control process in the Eastern Service Area.