PASS Welcomes New Government Affairs Director
- Published: June 21, 2021
PASS is pleased to announce the appointment of Jana Denning to serve as the union’s Director of Government Affairs.
Denning brings 23 years of experience in advocacy and government affairs for the aerospace industry to the union. She served as Director of Government Affairs at Lockheed Martin and Leidos, focusing on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic modernization programs, unmanned aerial systems and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Denning was Senior Professional Staff on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee at the U.S. House of Representatives. There she worked on legislation to reauthorize the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board as well as other safety and regulatory issues.
“Jana’s extensive aviation experience will strengthen the union’s already solid legislative and government affairs team,” said PASS National President Mike Perrone. “The federal employees we represent at the FAA and Department of Defense will benefit from her industry and congressional experience.”
In addition, Denning draws on her expertise in the aviation industry from her experience at the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). During her tenure at AIA, she directed legislative affairs and research and development with a focus on civil aviation, the defense aerospace industrial base, and workforce issues. Denning led the associations’ efforts to track and impact policy and legislation and created the national security policy council to gain industry consensus on key defense issues.
Denning spent her early career working in congressional offices. During this time, her proudest legislative achievement was her work to enact laws supporting America’s military—including legislation to reimburse troops for domestic travel while on rest and recuperation leave, and to significantly increase the death benefit for survivors of those killed in the line of duty.
Denning serves as the vice president of the Aero Club of Washington and as a board member of the Aero Club Foundation.