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The Wicks Group PLLC - Professionals
Barry Valentine, Senior Advisor
The Wicks Group PLLC - Professionals
Barry Valentine is a Senior Advisor at The Wicks Group.
He works in senior roles on our inter-
national consulting and technical document projects.
He also serves as an expert witness in pre-litigation matters.
has more than 40 years of aviation experience, encompassing several senior positions in government and industry.
Prior to joining The Wicks Group, Barry served as the FAA Administrator (Acting) and FAA Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and International Aviation; Director of the Portland (Maine) International Jetport; and Senior Vice President for International Affairs for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
He has served on the Board of Governors of the Aero Club of Washington and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Advisory Board of Women in Aviation International.
No Plane No Gain
ts president is Barry Valentine, a former acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in late 1990s, whose resume includes stints as director of the Portland International Jetport from 1987 to 1991 and as a senior vice president for international affairs for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
He also has represented the U.S. government and industry in numerous international aviation forums and was director of aeronautics for the Maine Department of Transportation from 1983 to 1987, when he worked closely with the FAA to expand and develop the state's biennial airport capital program."I've worked in aviation all my life, I'm nuts about airplanes.
A lot of that activity took place here in Maine," says Valentine, who returned to the state with his wife to retire.
Farragut is led by Paul ...
Farragut is led by Paul Schoellhamer, as Managing Director, Rachel Trinder, as Executive Vice President, Robert Francis, Executive Vice President, Denise A. Daniels, Director, Aviation Regulatory Matters, and Barry Valentine, Director of Aviation Technical Services.
...Mr. Valentine previously served as acting Administrator of the FAA, as well as acting Deputy Administrator of the FAA.He
served at the appointment of the President as FAA
Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and International Aviation.He has also served as Director of the Portland International Jetport in Maine, and as the Director of Aeronautics for the Maine Department of Transportation.
A former Air Force pilot, Mr. Valentine
earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other military honors, and has over 3000 hours of flying time in a wide variety of aircraft, including 1000 hours of combat time.He remains an active pilot and holds a commercial pilot license with instrument, multi-engine, and seaplane ratings.He
can be reached at 202-973-7932.
Central to the Farragut
approach is that Farragut makes available to clients a wide range of experts who are not carried day-to-day as Farragut employees.This available-as-needed group of experts includes the more than 30 attorneys of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P.
, many of whom specialize in, and have years of experience in, transportation.Others are experts in tax, government procurement, contracts, and business practices generally.It also includes outside individuals who have proven ability in key areas.For example, we work with some of the most respected marketing executives from the airlines, with leaders in airport management, and with a variety of transportation economists and analysts.
...Director of Aviation Technical Services: Barry L. Valentine
Senior Policy Advisor
Dir. of Aviation Technical Services
...Barry Valentine joined Farragut International in early 1998 to head the firm's Aviation Technical Services group.
As such, he
provides clients with result-oriented consulting services in such areas as strategic and tactical advice, foreign market access, communications support and relations building, and policy and regulatory interpretation. Mr. Valentine joined Farragut from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where he served as Acting Administrator during 1997.
From 1994 to 1997 he
was the FAA's
Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and International Aviation.In that position he
reported to, and worked directly with, the Administrator.Mr. Valentine's work included long-range strategic planning and setting national and international aviation policies, goals and priorities.His
responsibilities also involved oversight of national environmental and energy aviation policies.Mr. Valentine served on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs from 1992 to 1993.
worked as Senate
majority leader's staff representative and investigator on the panel to resolve the issue of Americans
unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Valentine was airport manager for the Portland International Jetport in Maine.
As manager of the Northern New England airport, he
oversaw the entire operation of the facility.His
work involved interaction with city councils, neighborhood associations, private companies, and various federal agencies, including the FAA
.Mr. Valentine also worked as Director of Aeronautics for the Maine Department of Transportation from 1983 to 1987.As the Chief Advisor to the Governor of Maine on aviation issues, he initiated a host of successful air transportation programs and worked with the FAA to expand and develop the state's Biennial Airport Capital Program.
Mr. Valentine's career has spanned a wide range of aviation, private sector, and government related areas including: Vice President and Treasurer of Gleichman and Co.
, of Portland Maine from 1981 to 1983; District Manager of the U.S. Census Bureau
in Portland from 1979 to 1980; State Representative to the Maine House of Representatives
from 1977 to 1979; and Chief Pilot and Aircraft Sales Manager of York Aviation, Inc.
from 1972 to 1973.
A captain and pilot in the U.S. Air Force
from 1967 to 1972, Mr. Valentine
was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and four air medals.An avid aviator, he
first soloed at age 16, and has logged over 3,000 hours, including 1,000 hours of combat time, in more than two dozen types of aircraft ranging from single-engine lightplanes to multi-engine jet transports.With a Bachelor of Science degree in management engineering in 1966 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., Mr. Valentine worked as an industrial engineer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine from 1966 to 1967.
He is a kid that grew ...
He is a kid that grew up around airplanes," said Barry Valentine, former manager of the Portland International Jetport.
Valentine also served as Maine's director of aeronautics and served as acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration.
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- Barry Valentine, vice president, international affairs, GAMA