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NBAA Marks Milestone for Certified Aviation Manager Program

Total Number of CAMs Now Surpasses 100

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

WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that its Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program has certified more than 100 CAMs, a significant milestone for the program. With the certification of 14 individuals who successfully passed the CAM Exam administered by NBAA in September 2007, the total number of CAMs is now 109.

Dr. Thomas Q. Carney, chairman of NBAA's CAM Governing Board, calls this "a key event in our effort to raise the bar for improved management standards for those who will lead us into the future of business aviation."

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 newest CAMs, who took the exam offered in September 2007, are:
  • Steven R. Accinelli, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
  • Brett W. Beversdorf, Sentry Insurance, Stevens Point, WI
  • Charles E. Booker, Emerson Flight Operations, Chesterfield, MO
  • A. Wayne Carroll, Eastman Chemical Company, Blountville, TN
  • Loren F. Carson, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck, ND
  • Benton C. Clark, Midwest Aviation, Omaha, NE
  • Donnie R. Herman, Sentient Flight Group, Atlanta, GA
  • Jeff R. Jensen, Weyerhaeuser Co, Seatac, WA
  • Guy R. Matthews, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY
  • Mark A. Miller, The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA
  • Timothy W. Miller, Lockheed Martin Corporate Aircraft, Baltimore, MD
  • Thomas R. Noonan, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY
  • Dennis D. Olson, Pepsico, Inc., Addison, TX
  • Nick W. Verdea, Midland Financial, Oklahoma City, OK
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. They also have earned industry recognition of their experience and knowledge within business aviation.

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.

In 2008, the CAM Exam will be offered throughout the year in a new computer-based testing (CBT) format and in conjunction with the following Association events: the NBAA Leadership Conference in February, the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in April and the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in October.

For more information about the CAM Program and the new CBT offering, visit 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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