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NBAA Announces New Certified Aviation Managers

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

Washington, DC, January 6, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced 16 individuals who successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam during 2011, bringing the total number of individuals recognized as current CAMs to 180. 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 16 new CAMs are:

  • Derek Benda, pilot, Western Airways, Inc.
  • Jim Bynum, director of aviation, Gaylord Entertainment
  • Ken Combs, senior operations manager, western region, Jet Aviation
  • Dan Dominguez, captain, Taughannock Aviation
  • James Feulner, manager, SF Bay area, regional maintenance, NetJets, Inc.
  • Derek Fitzgerald, flight coordinator, Boston Scientific
  • D. Patrick Herring, field service representative, Bombardier
  • Michael Kosar, safety manager, CenturyLink Aviation
  • Duane Lautzenheiser, pilot, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Steve Mann, president, Cambridge Flight Support
  • Stan Phipps, finance and business services manager, ConocoPhillips
  • Larry Serman, pilot, director of maintenance, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kevin Smith, chief of aircraft maintenance, Progress Energy Service Co.
  • Gregory Strollo, flight mechanic, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Chris Stuntebeck, captain, American Family Insurance
  • Martin Tatum, chief of standards, The Coca-Cola Co.

NBAA congratulates these business aviation professionals on their achievement. These individuals have earned the use of the CAM designation and may use it 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 resources, leadership, operations, and technical and facilities services.

To prepare for the CAM credential, 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 a complete list of current CAMs, view the CAM roster online

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


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (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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