Bobbi Wells


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Bobbi Wells is Vice President of Safety, Environmental & Regulatory Compliance where she oversees American Airline's safety strategy, regulatory compliance programs and environmental sustainability program. She also serves as Director of Safety on our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Operating Certificate.

Previously, she served as Vice President of Safety and Airworthiness in Air Operations at FedEx Express where she led the carrier's safety, airworthiness and regulatory compliance through safety risk management, analytics, auditing, and culture development. In her more than 25-year career at FedEx Express, she led the airline's business planning, quality and process improvement, trucking and pickup and delivery operations, communications, the worldwide air logistics system and expense and capital control processes. Wells also received her FAA license as a dispatcher.

Prior to FedEx Express, she served in the U.S. Army as a transportation and logistics officer for more than 10 years, where she supported 30,000 troops while based in Germany.

Wells spends a lot of her time finding ways to support, care for, develop and advocate on behalf of women in aviation. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Flight Safety Foundation, the Department of Transportation's Women in Aviation Advisory Board and as the President of the International Aviation Women's Association. She is also a member of the MITRE Aviation Advisory Committee and Airlines for America Safety Council.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.