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NBAA Announces Results of First CAM Governing Board Meeting; Officers Elected

Washington, DC, June 21, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board concluded its first meeting on June 3. During the three-day meeting, officers for the CAM Governing Board were elected.

The CAM Governing Board is responsible for all matters pertaining to NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager Program. It seeks to measure and recognize competence in those areas pertinent to the certification of business aviation professionals.

The vision of the Certified Aviation Manager Program is to prepare and recognize business aviation professionals for management roles within business aviation flight departments. The Certified Aviation Manager Examination tests and certifies qualified business aviation professionals for knowledge and experience in the areas of leadership, personnel management, operations, technical and facilities services, and business management.

The elected officers of the CAM Governing Board are:
  • Chair: Dr. Thomas Q. Carney, professor and department head, Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology
  • Vice Chair: Jack Stockmann, director of aviation services, Citizens Communications
  • Secretary and Treasurer: Elizabeth Dornak, manager of safety/captain, DuPont Aviation
Other members of the CAM Governing Board include:
  • Tim Alexander, manager of technical services, Masco Corporation
  • Thomas Connelly, senior vice president, technical services, PrivatAir
  • John Hatfield, captain, Flight Works
  • Katha House, captain, Perfect World Aviation
  • Randy Hudon, director, corporate aviation & travel services, BellSouth Corporation
  • Elizabeth Larson, alliance program area manager, ChevronTexaco Global Aviation
  • Kent Lovelace, chair/professor, University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
  • Bill McBride, director, flight operations, Home Depot
  • Steven Papadopoulos, formerly with Motorola Aviation
  • Guy Smith, assistant program manager, Master of Science in Technical Management Program, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jay Evans, NBAA director, operations, will serve as administrative director of the CAM Governing Board and will assist the chair in ensuring that the governing board's activities are aligned with its vision and mission.

The next CAM Exam will be administered on Monday, October 11, 2004, at the Las Vegas Hilton in conjunction with the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention. The deadline for applications for this exam is August 25, 2004. For more information or to access the CAM Exam Application, visit the CAM Program web site at www.nbaa.org/cam.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 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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