2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

J.J. DeGiovanni, Managing Director; Corporate Quality, Safety, Regulatory and Data; United Airlines Inc.


J.J. DeGiovanni, Managing Director; Corporate Quality, Safety, Regulatory and Data; United Airlines Inc.

JJ  leads United's Quality, Regulatory, Safety & Emergency Response programs  that ensure the safe operations for moving over 148 million passengers annually. In this position his responsibilities include developing and implementing a corporate wide safety strategy  for the 93,000 employees  overseeing  critical systems and technical operations.  This is done in accordance with the FAA/CAA, IATA, IOSA, OSHA and the Department of Defense requirements. JJ's team was recently recognized for their “Data Visualization Program” on identifying correlations across divisions for improvements in multiple operations of the airline. JJ chairs the IATA Airside Safety Group which is globally comprised of airlines and suppliers focused on improving  airline safety and industry efficiency.  Prior to United, JJ worked for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in various senior management positions in Mission Safety & Quality Assurance that included: design, fabrication, assembly, procurement, engine testing and flight operations. As the  Safety & Mission Assurance Director for Rocketyne his team was an essential part of program management teams focused on success for the SSME, Delta IV, ISS, and X-33 programs. He has an extensive backround working with NASA and the Air Force at Stennis, Kennedy, Johnson and Marshall Space Flight Center.


JJ is a certified Quality Engineer and has been recognized by NASA with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.


JJ attended Arizona State University, receiving a BS in Aeronautical Industrial Technology and MBA from Pepperdine University.

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