Press Release

Macquarie Capital appoints Michael Huerta as Senior Advisor

New York, 17 January 2018

  • Former Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration joins as Senior Advisor
  • High-level appointment brings deep operational experience and relationships across transportation, aviation and airports industries
  • Macquarie Capital is the top-ranked transportation advisor in North America and infrastructure financial advisor globally1

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) today announced the appointment of Michael Huerta as a Senior Advisor. In his new role, Mr. Huerta will support Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, and provide insight to the firm and its clients and partners to build on existing initiatives and seek new opportunities in US transportation infrastructure. 

Mr. Huerta recently completed a five-year term as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As head of the FAA, he was responsible for the safety and efficiency of civil aviation in the US. Before being named as Administrator, he served as FAA Deputy Administrator. Throughout his career, he has held key transportation-industry roles in both the public and private sectors. Before joining the FAA, he was President of the Transportation Solutions Group at Affiliated Computer Services (now Conduent), and prior to that, held senior positions in the US Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. He served as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco from 1989 to 1993, and was commissioner of New York City's Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce from 1986 to 1989. 

"Michael has an exceptional reputation as a federal administrator in US transportation. His deep industry experience, relationships and insights will greatly benefit our clients and partners as we pursue initiatives in US airport and other transportation infrastructure,” said Nick Butcher, Global Co-Head of the Infrastructure and Energy Group in Macquarie Capital. 

Macquarie’s North American infrastructure group has a history of success advising and investing in infrastructure development, and has advised on more than $21 billion in transactions in the transportation sector over the past seven years. Highlights include Denver Fastracks, Midtown Tunnel, and Goethal’s Bridge Replacement Project – the Port Authority of New York New Jersey’s first new bridge in more than 80 years – as a developer and advisor, and other landmark infrastructure projects in the US.  


  1. By deal value and deal count; Source: InfraDeals CY16.



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