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NBAA Welcomes Kristi Ivey as New Northwest Regional Representative

Newly Created Regional Position Will Enhance Industry Representation

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

WASHINGTON, DC, December 11, 2006 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the addition of business aviation industry veteran Kristi Ivey to serve as NBAA Northwest regional representative, a newly created position. Ivey's territory includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

"NBAA's regional representatives provide a nationwide voice and resource for the business aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "I am pleased that we are strengthening our efforts to represent the industry with this new position, and that Kristi Ivey, who has years of experience in our industry, has accepted the responsibility. I am confident that she will do an outstanding job of serving our Members in the Northwestern U.S."

Prior to joining NBAA, Ivey spent over eight years in the flight department for The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer. As the department's flight operations supervisor, Ivey managed the dispatch/operations function for the company's flight department, with an emphasis on training, safety and logistics. Before her tenure at The Home Depot, Ivey worked for Delta Air Lines and Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport.

Ivey served as a volunteer chair for NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee from January 2005 to January 2006. Among other duties, the chair helps organize NBAA's Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, the Association's largest seminar. Ivey's work as Committee chair helped produce a record-shattering Conference in January, which was attended by more than 2,200 people, an increase of more than 45 percent over the previous year's total. Ivey's tenure as the Committee chair also helped her establish a large network of industry contacts.

Ivey holds a private pilot's license, instrument rating and aircraft dispatcher's license from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ivey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management from Auburn University. She began flying at the age of 16 and has been actively involved in aviation since that time.

For more information about NBAA's regional resources, including a contact list for NBAA's regional representatives, visit www.nbaa.org/regional.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 7,000 companies and 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.