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NBAA Elects Three New Directors

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

ORLANDO, FL, November 10, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the election of three new Directors during the Association's Annual Meeting.

"Over the past year, the Board has considered many qualified candidates who – in addition to having a working knowledge of the Association and the issues affecting the business aviation community – can ensure diversity in terms of geography, size of flight department, professional skills and experiences and cultural backgrounds," said NBAA Board Chairman Ken Emerick.

"These three new Directors are a good fit in our effort to make the Board more diverse in its perspective than it has ever been. They are aware of our industry's economic drivers; they understand safety and mechanical issues; in short, they are familiar with the real world of aviation, just like our Member Companies with small flight departments are."

The new additions to NBAA's Board of Directors are:
  • Ronald Duncan, President, CEO and Co-Founder, General Communication, Inc. Duncan exemplifies NBAA's owner/operator constituency because he manages both his company and his small airplane organization. Since 1989, Duncan has been the president and CEO of Alaska-based Global Communications. He holds a commercial pilot's license with SEL&S and MEL ratings and is type rated in CE-560, IA 1125 and G-100 aircraft. In 25 years of flying, he has accumulated 5,000 hours, more than half of which are in turbine-powered aircraft.

  • Michael Herman, Chairman, North American Communications. As an individual who operates a Citation J-2 for business travel, Herman brings the perspective of a pilot/owner to the Board. His company, an international provider of direct-mail manufacturing and distribution to Fortune 500 clients, operates with a fleet of just two aircraft.

  • Monte J.M. Koch, Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions Americas, Deutche Bank. In addition to his oversight of Deutche Bank's Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Koch has advised on merger transactions in virtually every major industry. He was a founding member of Falcon Share LLC; is ATP rated for commercial, multi-engine, instrument airplanes and private rotocraft; and has approximately 1,800 hours of flight service.
To review the NBAA Board roster, visit www.nbaa.org/board.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.