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U.S. Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Marion Blakey (L) hugs Vice President and Transport Commissioner of the European Commission Jacques Barrot (L)and Chairman at the end of a conference on the transatlantic initiative for a more respectful aviation, on the opening day of at the 47th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, on June 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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Marion Clifton Blakey (born March 26, 1948) is president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association. AIA represents the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial systems, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology. Blakey became the eighth fulltime chief executive of the association in 2007. Before this, she served a five year term as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Blakey was the second woman to hold the position, serving as a successor to Jane Garvey, the first woman to hold the Administrator title. She is the second Administrator who was not a licensed pilot.

Blakey was born in Gadsden, Alabama in 1948, the daughter of an insurance lawyer and an English teacher. She had one sibling, Leslie. Blakey received her bachelor's degree with honors in international studies from Mary Washington College (1970) of the University of Virginia. She also attended Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (1973) for graduate work in Middle East Affairs, and the University of Florence in Florence, Italy (1969).

She is married to William Ryan Dooley, and they have one daughter, Mona, born in 1987 who now attends the University of Wisconsin.

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