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NBAA Board Appoints Baldwin Interim President and CEO Following Longmuir Departure

Staff Changes Announced

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, April 1, 2004 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Board Chairman Donald E. Baldwin today announced the departure of President and CEO Shelley A. Longmuir. Effective immediately, Baldwin also will assume the position of NBAA Interim President and CEO.

"Under Shelley's leadership, NBAA has been a dynamic force advocating for the business aviation community in Washington," Baldwin began. "We appreciate her service to the organization and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

"Shelley's contributions will be missed," Baldwin continued, "but we must remain as focused as ever on the increasingly complex business aviation issues faced by our Members. I'm confident that the team we have in place will continue to serve our organization at the highest levels."

With aviation safety and homeland security as the cornerstone of NBAA's agenda for the near future, the organization will continue its aggressive work under Baldwin's direction. A search committee, headed by NBAA Vice Chairman Ken Emerick, will begin work on identifying a new President and CEO. "We will conduct a thorough search, on a timetable to be determined," said Emerick.

Baldwin also announced the resignation of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary Robert P. Warren.

Additionally, Senior Vice President, Operations Robert P. Blouin and Director of Public Relations Cassandra J. Bosco, will continue in their positions at the organization.

"Our Board is as committed as ever to solidifying NBAA's position as the leading aviation trade association in Washington," Baldwin concluded. "This is a time of transition for our organization, but we have great bench strength and talent within our staff, and a long tradition of effectiveness in Washington. We know that those elements will remain in place as we move forward."

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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