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NBAA Announces New Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs)

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2010 – During its 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced 25 individuals who successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam during the October 2009 through September 2010 period. Through the certification process, NBAA and the CAM Governing Board seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments.

The 25 new Certified Aviation Managers are:

  • Scott Ashton, Chief Commercial Officer, Gama Aviation, Stratford, CT
  • Sonnie Bates, Captain, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, NH
  • Christopher Broyhill, Chief Pilot, Sprint Flight Operations, Kansas City, MO
  • Thomas Clift, Pilot, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX
  • Jon Conrad, Pilot in Charge, Goodyear Airship Operation, Gardena, CA
  • Jeff Detig, Senior Pilot, Progress Energy Service Co., Raleigh, NC
  • Gary Goodpaster, Chief of Maintenance, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH
  • Jon Haag, Manager, Aviation Maintenance, Kraft Foods Global, Milwaukee, WI
  • Gregory Hampton, Senior Captain, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY
  • Stephen Hebert, Pilot, Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI
  • Christopher Kroen, Chief Pilot, JGD Transportation, Oxford, CT
  • Randy Lamb, Director of Aircraft Maintenance, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, St. Louis, MO
  • Commander Vincent Lowell, Officer in Charger, U.S. Navy, Honolulu, HI
  • Cyndy Nadeau, Assistant Director of Operations, Key Air, Oxford, CT
  • Philip Prosseda, Director of Flight Operations, CSC Transport, Farmingdale, NY
  • Marc Serht, Captain, ZBI Aviation Services, Oxford, CT
  • Ryan Setting, Aviation Department Manager, Investco Financial Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Raimo Vaher, Pilot, Harrah’s Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV
  • David Westcott, Captain, Merck & Co., West Trenton, NJ
  • Benjamin White, Captain, Corning, Horseheads, NY
  • Rob Wilson, Director of Operations, Desert Jet, Thermal, CA
  • Don Yoakley, Chief Pilot, CSX Corporation, Jacksonville, FL

NBAA congratulates these business aviation professionals on their achievement. These individuals have earned the official title of Certified Aviation Manager and may use that designation when officially listing their name. The CAM designation provides industry recognition of their achievement and knowledge in the following areas of business aviation: business management, human recourses, leadership, operations, and technical and facilities services.

To prepare for the CAM designation, the individuals met or exceeded minimum qualifications based upon experience, training and education. They completed both a formal application process and the CAM exam, which is offered throughout the year in a computer-based format.

For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org, or Sarah Wolf at (202) 783-9251 or swolf@nbaa.org, or visit the CAM web site at www.nbaa.org/cam

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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 8,000 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.

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