Air Cargo Management

People News: Lauren Beyer succeeds Steve Alterman as CAA president

Lauren Beyer

Leading advocacy organisation for the air cargo industry, the Cargo Airline Association (CAA), has announced the appointment of Lauren Beyer as president, succeeding Steve Alterman who is retiring after leading the CAA for over 40 years.

Beyer will bring her breadth of experience to lead advocacy and inform policymakers, regulators and others on the importance and operational realities of the air cargo supply chain.

The organisation states that Beyer’s expertise will be critical to building and enhancing relationships with government partners to foster strong collaboration that prioritises the safety and security of the global air cargo industry.

Beyer said: “The air cargo industry is indispensable to the modern world, and it is an honour to bring my government and industry experience to bear on behalf of CAA’s members. I look forward to fostering an environment where air cargo can continue to grow and drive the global economy.”

Beyer was previously vice president of security and facilitation at Airlines for America, leading key Covid-19 response efforts on behalf of the US airlines. Prior to that, she was the director of aviation and surface transportation security at The National Security Council where she directed and coordinated national aviation security policies and led interagency execution of White House priorities.

John Maxwell, general counsel Americas for FedEx Express and chairman of the CAA board of directors, said: “On behalf of the Cargo Airline Association, I would like to thank Steve Alterman for his dedicated advocacy efforts over the past four decades. Through Steve’s leadership, we have been able to build and advance the US air cargo industry, creating expansive global supply chains that connect the US and global economy.

“Looking forward, I’m pleased to have Lauren Beyer joining us as CAA’s next president. Lauren’s impressive portfolio of government and industry experience, in the US and internationally, makes her ideally suited to lead CAA as it informs and shapes policies necessary to protect and grow this critical sector of the US economy.”

(Above picture – Lauren Beyer. Credit: CAA)

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