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Veteran Aviation Industry Executive Bob Warren to Join NBAA Staff as EVP

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, September 15, 2003 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the selection of Robert P. Warren to serve in the Association's newly created role of executive vice president, starting today. Warren's 30-year career spans considerable experience in aviation and its related regulatory, security, customs and legal issues, as well as a legal career in high-ranking positions at several federal government departments, and association management.

Warren will report directly to Shelley A. Longmuir, president of NBAA. NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 Member companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion – a number that is about half of the U.S. gross domestic product. NBAA Member companies also employ more than 19 million men and women worldwide.

In his new role, Warren will oversee the Association's departments of finance, human resources, strategic programs, membership, marketing, conventions and seminars and support services.

"Today, the high-performing, integrated aviation industry is a critical force in the global marketplace. For our members, access to airports and airspace is more critical than ever. Bob's contributions and immediate focus on the vital interests that NBAA represents for our member companies will continue to strengthen our role as the industry voice in the federal, state, local and international arenas," said Longmuir.

Warren comes to NBAA from the Air Transport Association of America, Inc., (ATA) where he served as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. In that role, he worked on a variety of domestic and international aviation issues with the FAA, TSA, and DOT.  At ATA, Warren also testified for the industry before numerous Congressional committees on aviation issues.

His career spans appointments to the Office of Independent Counsel, serving as a special prosecutor in the investigation of the U.S. Department of Housing, an appointment by the George H.W. Bush Administration to serve in third highest-ranking position of the U.S. Customs Service where he served on a blue-ribbon panel charged with reorganizing the Customs Service in 1992. In 1999, Warren was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors overseeing the Universal Air Travel Program. Between 1995-1997, he served as chairman of the Scheduled Airline Travel Organization (SATO Travel) - one of the ten-largest travel agencies in the nation.

"I am pleased to join an organization with such a distinguished reputation and a clear focus on the vital role of business aviation in answering the needs for safety, security, productivity, and efficiency," said Warren.

Warren holds a bachelor's degree from Hiram College in Ohio and a juris doctorate from the School of Law at Vanderbilt University. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with wife Claudia J. Flynn and two children.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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