Gonzales takes congress role at ATA

The Air Transport Association has announced that Marc Gonzales has been named the association’s vice
president of congressional affairs.In his new role, Gonzales will take
on additional responsibilities as an advocate for the airlines.

“I am extraordinarily pleased to announce Marc’s promotion to vice
president,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “Since joining ATA,
he has made great contributions in shaping public policy. His vast
institutional knowledge of the workings of Congress will prove
invaluable in helping foster a healthy competitive industry.”


Gonzales joined ATA in January 2004 as a director, government affairs.
He will continue to report to ATA Vice President of Government Affairs
Sharon Pinkerton.



Before joining ATA, Gonzales worked on Capitol Hill for nearly 10 years,
most recently as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) and
also served on the staffs of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations
under former Governor Ann W. Richards and several members of the Texas
House of Representatives.


Gonzales earned a bachelor of arts degree from Angelo State University
in Texas.


ATA airline members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline
passenger and cargo traffic.