Lori Garver

General Manager, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l.

Lori Garver serves as the General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 52,000 pilots at 30 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Ms. Garver is responsible for the business operations of the Association, including: strategic planning and project management; ALPA’s finances, budgets, investments, administration and information technology; mergers and organizing; member benefits; and personnel management. She oversees the professional activities performed by ALPA employees in the areas of collective bargaining, contract administration, organizing, air safety, communications, association administration, law and litigation, and government relations.


Prior to joining ALPA, Ms. Garver served as the Deputy Administrator of NASA, from 2009 – 2013. Her efforts at NASA focused on advancing U.S. aeronautics and space activities through technology development, partnerships and innovation. This was her second time serving at NASA, having previously served in a number of positions from 1996 – 2001.


Other public roles have included being the lead civil space policy advisor to Mr. Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and the head of his transition team for NASA. She also served as the lead space policy advisor for the Hillary Clinton and John Kerry presidential campaigns. Throughout her career she has held a variety of senior positions in government, non-profit and commercial sectors.


Ms. Garver is a member of the Board of Directors of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a global communications and information company and on the Commercial Board of Advisors of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).


Ms. Garver earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Colorado College and a master’s degree in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University.