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NBAA Hires New Southwest Regional Representative

Industry Veteran Stephen Hadley Will Serve Business Aviation Community in Southwest U.S.

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2006 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the appointment of business aviation veteran Stephen Hadley as NBAA regional representative for the Southwest U.S. region effective June 19, 2006. Hadley's territory includes Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

"NBAA's regional representatives have long served as an outside-the-Beltway voice and resource for the business aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "I am confident that Stephen Hadley will continue in that tradition, given his first-hand understanding of how our industry works, and the opportunities and challenges it faces. I'm delighted that Stephen has been selected to represent the NBAA in the Southwestern U.S."

Hadley comes to NBAA with a background rich in business aviation experience, including service as:
  • Chief pilot of Campbell, Cherry, Harrison, Davis & Dove, PC, a law firm in Waco, TX;
  • Chief pilot and director of flight operations for both Abilene Aero and Lubbock Aero;
  • Air medical transport pilot with Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, TX;
  • Vice president of the Texas Air Center in Lubbock, TX, and;
  • Corporate pilot for Furrs Supermarkets, Lubbock, TX.
Hadley's aviation career includes service in a host of other positions, ranging from manager for a fixed base operator (FBO), and progressing to chief pilot for a corporate flight department. He has an airline transport pilot rating, and has flight experience with a broad range of aircraft, from single piston engine planes, to turboprop aircraft, and jets.

Hadley also has served as chairman of the General Aviation Committee for Lubbock International Airport, where his work to promote effective relations between the general aviation community and airport management made the airport a model and regional focal point for general aviation services.

Hadley grew up in Missouri and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Hadley replaces Paul H. Smith, who retired on May 1.

NBAA's Regional Representative Program was established to build working relationships with business aviation organizations at the state and local levels, in order to provide support for operators of business aircraft in the public affairs, legislative and policy arenas. The regional representatives work directly with state legislators, staff for various state aeronautics agencies, airport management and other policymaking entities.

For more information about NBAA's regional resources, visit www.nbaa.org/regional.

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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.