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NBAA Announces Three Recipients of 2009 Corporate Aviation Management Committee Scholarship

Individuals Will Attend NBAA Leadership Conference, February 18 to 19 in New Orleans, LA

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]
Patrick Dunne (202) 783-9263, [email protected]

Washington, DC, February 13, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that three individuals have been selected by the Association’s Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) as recipients of the 2009 Corporate Aviation Management Committee Scholarship. Each scholarship includes a value equivalent to $1,600 to cover expenses associated with attendance at the 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference, taking place on February 18 and 19 in New Orleans, LA. Attendance at this event promotes the professional development and leadership skills of individuals seeking careers in flight department management.

NBAA’s CAMC Scholarship, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by The VanAllen Group, which will be represented at the Leadership Conference. The recipients of the 2009 CAMC Scholarship are:

  • Gerald L. Ferriss, a lead inspector/lead aircraft technician and avionics specialist at The Home Depot Flight Department in Atlanta, GA. He has a B.S. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an A&P license with Inspector Authorization. He is attending the 2009 Leadership Conference to develop his team leadership skills.
  • Merisa K. Kendall, a senior at St. Cloud State University majoring in aviation management. She is working to finish her commercial rating and plans to become a flight instructor. With mentoring from a member of the General Mills Flight Department, her interest in business aviation has grown. She looks forward to the learning and networking opportunities at the 2009 Leadership Conference.
  • David W. Robinson, a Hawker 1000 captain with International Jet Aviation Services. He has a B.S. in aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is attending the 2009 Leadership Conference to develop his leadership skills for a career in aviation.

Agenda and registration information for the 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference are available online at www.nbaa.org/leadership. This site also contains information about other professional development initiatives featured at the Conference, including a Professional Development Program Course titled “Capitalize on Human Resources,” which meets PDP Objective PM4 and is being offered by ServiceElements on February 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about NBAA’s Professional Development Program, visit www.nbaa.org/pdp.

The CAMC Scholarship is one of several scholarships NBAA offers to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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