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Rolls-Royce North America names new CEO

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Rolls-Royce North America has named Marion C. Blakey as its next president and CEO and chair of its board of directors.

Blakey is the current president and CEO of the Arlington-based Aerospace Industries Association, where she has served for almost eight years.

Blakey will succeed James M. Guyette, who is retiring from Rolls-Royce in May.

Previously, Blakey served a five-year term as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, where she managed 44,000 employees and a $14 billion budget. From 2001 to 2002, she chaired the National Transportation Safety Board.

Blakey received her bachelor’s degree from the Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and attended Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies for graduate work in Middle East Affairs.




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