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NBAA Names Steve Brown Senior Vice President of Operations

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, September 14, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that industry veteran Steven J. Brown will join the Association as senior vice president of operations.

"I couldn't be more pleased," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "Steve brings tremendous experience and proven leadership qualities to NBAA. He is a great addition to our team."

For the past six years, Brown has been a top official at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Prior to assuming his current position as the FAA's vice president of operations planning, Brown served as associate administrator for air traffic services, managing the 35,000 air traffic controllers, maintenance and software technicians, flight inspection pilots and administrative personnel who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nation's airspace systems.

Before joining the FAA in 1998, Brown was president of the National Aeronautic Association and has served as senior vice president of government and technical affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He also has taught a number of aviation-related courses at Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the faculty; has worked for the Texas Aeronautics Commission; and has been employed as an air taxi pilot and full-time flight instructor.

Brown is a graduate of the executive management programs at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Virginia and is a qualified aviation accident investigator certified by the University of Southern California. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in industrial education.

Brown will assume his responsibilities at NBAA on October 4.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,700 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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