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NBAA’s Carr Leading Expanded Team of Staff Focusing on International, Regulatory Issues

Jan. 16, 2014

Following the recent retirement of Bill Stine, NBAA’s long-time director of international operations, the Association has adjusted some staff responsibilities, to ensure NBAA continues to provide Members with the kind of expertise and support on international and regulatory matters that Stine was legendary for.

For example, Doug Carr, previously vice president of safety, security and operations, will become vice president of regulatory and international affairs, assuming Stine’s day-to-day focus on the issues and trends affecting business aviation in the international arena. Before Stine’s departure from NBAA, Carr was active with regulatory agencies in Asia and Europe, and was recently elected to succeed Stine as the International Business Aviation Council’s corporate secretary.

“Doug has been representing NBAA Member Companies and business aviation interests in Asia and Europe for several years,” said Steve Brown, NBAA’s chief operations officer. “He was a clear choice for this larger international affairs role by staff we have mentored, and who are ready to embrace additional responsibilities.”

As part of his new responsibilities, Carr will also lead a regulatory team focused on safety, security, flight operations and other issues that Carr has focused on during his 15-year tenure with NBAA.

Mark Larsen will assist Carr on the regulatory team as the senior manager, safety and flight operations. Larsen will oversee NBAA’s broad spectrum of safety efforts, in addition to leading many of NBAA’s ongoing regulatory interactions with the FAA.

Sarah Wolf will assume the role of senior manager, security and facilitation. She will serve as NBAA’s main liaison with the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and other Department of Homeland Security agencies.

Brian Koester will take the role of project manager, operations. He will lead NBAA’s efforts on issues affecting fractional, on-demand charter and large private operations.

Peter Korns will move into the expanded role of specialist, operations. His responsibilities will now also include NBAA’s Compensation and Benchmark Survey, Career Days and other special operational projects.

“We are excited to have our talented staff selected for these new roles within NBAA,” said Carr. “Sarah, Mark, Brian and Peter have proven their value to our organization over the years through a variety of important initiatives. We are confident this new structure will benefit our Member Companies by providing them with daily support on the operational matters of highest concern to them, while also expanding NBAA’s representation of the industry before a host of federal agencies and international aviation authorities.”

The transition of responsibilities has already begun and will continue through early 2014.