Young takes new environment role at ATA

The Air Transport Association has announced that
Nancy N. Young will be rejoining ATA in the newly created position of
vice president, environmental affairs.Also
announced, is the promotion of Patricia G. Higginbotham to chief of

Ms. Young will lead the airline industry’s expanding environmental
activities. Nancy first joined ATA, covering environmental programs as
assistant general counsel in 2000. She became an ATA officer in 2004,
serving as associate general counsel, environment and international
programs. Young has broad experience in environmental law and
litigation, coming from the prominent law firm of Beveridge & Diamond,
P.C. as shareholder/partner. Among other things, she has served for
several years on key working groups of the International Civil Aviation
Organization’s environmental committee and recently as co-chair of
Beveridge & Diamond’s climate change practice. Young received her
Bachelor of Arts degree from College of William and Mary in 1986 and a
juris doctor degree,*censored*laude, from Harvard Law School in 1990.


“Environmental affairs is one of the top priorities for the airline
industry and Nancy Young is the top talent in this arena,” said ATA
president and CEO James C. May. “We are thrilled that Nancy will be
heading up our already highly talented and well regarded environmental



Ms. Higginbotham will expand her responsibilities with the various ATA
disciplines to expedite special projects and programs.


“It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Patty
Higginbotham,” May continued. “Over the years, Patty has and continues
to serve with great distinction, contributing much to the association
and the airline industry.”