April 8, 2013

NBAA presented its Silk Scarf Award to Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard Davey in recognition of his exemplary efforts on behalf of the regional business aviation community in the commonwealth.

NBAA Northeast Regional Representative Dean Saucier, along with past Silk Scarf recipients Don Humason and Chris Willenborg, presented the Silk Scarf Award to Davey on April 4.

“Under Secretary Davey’s direction, the Massachusetts airport system has thrived and he has moved aviation to the forefront in the transportation department,” noted Saucier.

Davey was appointed to his position in September 2011 by Gov. Deval Patrick. He leads a 10,000-person organization that operates with a mission to provide a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system for the citizens of Massachusetts.

Prior to his current appointment, Davey served as Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) general manager and MassDOT Rail & Transit administrator, where he was responsible for managing the MBTA and overseeing the commonwealth’s 15 regional transit authorities and MassDOT’s rail program.

Prior to joining MassDOT, Davey served in a variety of capacities, including general manager at the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad, the company that operates and maintains the MBTA’s commuter rail service.

About the Award

In an effort to honor outstanding business aviation community members and inspire future aviators, the NBAA Silk Scarf Award is given to individuals for special contributions to the business aviation community during their careers. Learn more and view past award recipients at the Silk Scarf Award web page.