Aviation trade association Airlines for America announced the appointment of Kevin Welsh as vice president of environment and chief sustainability officer.

He brings years of private and public experience to the role, previously serving as executive director of the office of environment and energy at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

At the FAA, he led U.S. policymaking on aviation environmental issues including noise, emissions, and sustainable aviation fuels. He also previously served as director for climate and environment at the National Security Council during the Trump administration.

Airlines for America members include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and UPS.