Assistant Vice President, Civil Aviation
Aerospace Industries Association
Leslie Riegle is responsible for AIA’s civil aviation policy matters, especially activity related to technical regulatory issues and aviation safety. She has experience guiding our members through complex environmental issues, including noise and chemicals, as well as handling emerging technologies/new entrants. Riegle came to AIA after working at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) where she focused on airport environmental issues as well as airport operations and safety. Prior to AAAE, Riegle was a legislative and public policy advisor at the law firm Arnold & Porter LLP, handling aviation, energy and the environment. She also worked with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General, in the areas of competition and economic analysis. In addition, Riegle worked as a senior consultant for Eclat Consulting, where she contributed to various economic and financial analyses for airports and airlines. She also advised the Federal Aviation Administration and major airlines on the financial aspects of labor negotiations. Riegle has a bachelor’s degree with honors from Western Michigan University and a MBA degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.