Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, named Michael Huerta a senior advisor. In his new role, Huerta will provide insight to the firm and its clients and partners to build on existing initiatives and seek new opportunities in U.S. transportation infrastructure.

Huerta recently completed a five-year term as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, where he was responsible for the safety and efficiency of civil aviation in the U.S. Before being named as administrator, he served as the FAA deputy administrator. Prior to joining the FAA, he was president of the Transportation Solutions Group at Affiliated Computer Services (now Conduent), and held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.

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 U.S. transportation. His deep industry experience, relationships and insights will greatly benefit our clients and partners as we pursue initiatives in U.S. airport and other transportation infrastructure,” said Nick Butcher, global co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy Group at Macquarie Capital.

Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. It currently employs more than 13,900 people in more than 27 countries and has assets under management of $371.3 billion.