ONCC welcomes Ginger Evans, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s choice to be Chicago's new aviation commissioner. She comes to Chicago from her former post as vice president of engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

Evans, an over 30-year veteran of the engineering and aviation industry, worked at the Washington airport authority for just one year. Prior to that position, she served as the vice-president for the global aviation practice at Parsons Corp., an engineering and construction giant.

In Washington, Evans managed construction at Reagan National and Dulles International airports, construction of the Silver Line Metrorail project and maintenance of the Dulles Toll Road. Long-term development planning also fell under her roster of duties.

“ONCC is very excited to meet and work with Ginger Evans, especially as we prepare our updated strategic plan this summer to explore ways to further mitigate aircraft noise for O’Hare-area residents,” said Mayor Arlene A. Juracek, ONCC chair.

“Her credentials are very impressive and ONCC members welcome her to our meetings.”