Crystal Maguire, Executive Director, Aviation Technician Education Council

Crystal Maguire manages day-to-day operations and implements strategic initiatives for ATEC, the trade association that represents and advocates on behalf of aviation maintenance technician schools certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Through ATEC, Maguire is leading efforts to create an industry coalition, dubbed Choose Aerospace. The campaign brings together aerospace stakeholders to address one of the biggest threats to continued industry growth: the availability of a diverse, qualified technical workforce.

Under the sole proprietorship Maguire Law, Maguire also provides operational management for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and the Aerospace Maintenance Council, a non-profit group that raises awareness about aviation maintenance technician careers through its annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition. She provides regulatory consulting and legal services to air agencies and aviation maintenance technician schools and is a regular contributor to Aviation Week’s InsideMRO safety and regulatory column. 

Maguire spent twelve years at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod, & Klein, P.L.C. where she counseled companies on aviation maintenance regulatory compliance. There she also held various positions with association client organizations including vice president of operations for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association and director of government affairs and Washington counsel for the Associated Equipment Distributors. 

Maguire graduated with a B.A. in management from the University of Tulsa. She received a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and is a member of the Virginia and Oklahoma State Bars. She is the recipient of AMT Magazine’s Next Gen 40 Under 40 Award, and ARSA’s Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Government Service. She resides in Tulsa with husband Troy and two lively offspring, Miles and Emma.