Full Name
Steve Alterman
Job Title
Former President
Cargo Airline Association
Speaker Bio
Steve Alterman is the Former President of the Cargo Airline Association, the nationwide trade organization representing the interests of the United States all-cargo airline industry and related businesses in the aviation supply chain. He also is currently the Chairman of the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) and chaired the FAA Management Advisory Council (MAC) from 2017 to 2020. He formerly chaired, and still serves on, the Environment and Energy Subcommittee of the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).

A graduate of Brown University and Boston University Law School, Mr. Alterman began his aviation career with the Civil Aeronautics Board, becoming the Chief of the Legal Division of the Bureau of Enforcement before entering private law practice in 1975. He was the President of the Cargo Airline Association (or its predecessors) from 1982 until July 2023.

Industry awards include the McDonald Distinguished Statesman and Stateswoman of Aviation Award (2017); Washingtonian’s 500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy in Washington (2022 and 2023); and the Donald D. Engen Aero Club Trophy for Aviation Excellence (2022).
Steve Alterman