Cargo Airline Association

    Steve AltermanStephen A. Alterman


    Stephen Alterman is the President of the Cargo Airline Association where he leads the Association in promoting the all-cargo air carrier industry, formulating industry policy and overseeing the Association’s daily activities. Steve is also a Senior Partner in Meyers & Alterman, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in air transportation law.Steve began his career in aviation in 1968 in the Bureau of Enforcement for the United States Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). Initially hired as a Trial Attorney, he was soon promoted to Chief of the Legal Division. In 1975, he joined the Cargo Airline Association as Executive Director and in 1982 took the lead role as President.Steve’s educational experience includes a law degree from Boston University School of Law (1968) and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (1965). He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.


    Steve Alterman

    President Steve Alterman addresses the Association membership on June 24, 2014.

    Other past and present positions include:
    • Member, FAA Management Advisory Council, 2014-2017.
    • Chairman, Aviation Security Advisory Committee, 2014-2016.
    • Member, National Freight Advisory Committee, 2013-2015.
    • Chairman, Environment Subcommittee, FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee, 2003-2014.
    • Member, Aviation Security Advisory Committee,
    • Member, Federal Advisory Panel on Land Use
      Planning, 1993-1995.
    • Member, FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee, 1991-Present.
    • Member, Federal Airport Noise Working Group,
    • Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Fuel Savings, 1991.
    • Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Passenger Facility Charges, 1990.


    Steve resides in Annandale, VA. He is married with two children and three grandchildren.