Christopher Criswell joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2002. Chris’s career with the FAA has focused on the development of processes and systems to better manage the collection and dissemination of aeronautical data and information. Chris has worked within the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) directorate, the UAS Integration Office (AUS-410) as a Program Manager and is presently a Project Manager within the Office of Airports Safety and Standards group leading the management of the Airport Data and Information Portal (ADIP) and associated advisory circulars. Prior to joining The Office of Airports Chris was a Program Manager for the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) program within the FAA UAS Integration Office. He was also the Manager of the ATO Aeronautical Information Management International portfolio and manager of the AIS Governance and Standards Group. Presently within the Office of Airports Chris is the Program Manager for the Airport Data and Airspace Branch. Chris leads a team of airspace and aeronautical experts that lead a variety of FAA, industry and international initiatives related to collection of geospatial airport, airspace and aeronautical data.
He is an active Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in both fixed wing and gyrocopters. He has over 3000 total flight hours in single and multi-engine airplanes, 2000 of those hours are as a flight instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography/GIS and a Master of Science in Information Technology.
Chris lives on Kent Island located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife Sarah and three children Ryan, Tyler and Lauren.