B. Wallace, Director, Office of Accident Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration
Steve Wallace was named Director of the FAA Office of Accident Investigation in
May, 2000. He has overall responsibility for FAA accident and incident investigation
activities, related training and quality control programs, and for implementation
of corrective measures based on investigation findings.
From 1991-2000, Wallace was the FAA's senior representative at the U.S. Embassy
in Rome, Italy, serving as the principal FAA contact for civil aviation authorities
and the aviation industry in a 29-country geographic area spanning Central Europe,
the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
From 1984-91, Wallace was manager of the FAA's Transport Airplane Directorate
Standards Staff in Seattle, a group of engineers, pilots, and technical writers
responsible for developing requirements for certification of transport aircraft.
Wallace began his FAA career as an attorney in the New York (1976-79) and Seattle
(1979-84) Regional Offices. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
from Springfield College, a Juris Doctor Degree from St. John's University School
of Law, and is admitted to legal practice before New York State and Federal courts.
A licensed pilot since 1977, Wallace holds a commercial pilot's license with multi-engine
and instrument ratings.