NBAA Thanks Chief People Officer Holly Clark for More Than a Decade of Service

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Dec. 12, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Chief People Officer Holly Clark, SHRM-SCP, will retire from the association on Jan. 3, 2019, after more than 12 years of service.

As chief people officer, Clark oversaw all aspects of NBAA’s human resources operation, including employee recruitment and hiring, training, benefits management and compensation and policy development.

Prior to joining NBAA in June 2006, Clark worked as the director of human resources for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to the field. Her major projects at SHRM included managing a new individual incentive compensation program, developing a values statement and implementing staff training on it, policy review and revision, conducting an employee attitude survey and following up on results, recruitment-process assessment and succession planning. She also has held leadership positions in human resources at DLT Solutions, the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative and Integic.

“Holly brought these leadership experiences, and a host of other assets, to her focused implementation of HR best practices at NBAA,” said association President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Her work has touched upon benefits we all relate to, including medical care, performance-based compensation and retirement savings.” Bolen noted that for her work in NBAA’s retirement-benefits area, Clark was recognized as 2017 Plan Fiduciary of the Year by AFS 401(k) Retirement Services.

“From the professional excellence of our staff, to the quality of our training, benefits and more, Holly has been instrumental in helping make NBAA the world-class association it is today,” Bolen added.

In addition to her professional certification as a SHRM-SCP, Clark has in the past held Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology with distinction and with honor from Mount Holyoke College. She also has completed graduate coursework at Harvard University and at the State University of New York in Albany.

“Holly helped set the bar high at NBAA with standards for professionalism, and in handling all aspects of our human resources programs with great expertise, commitment, and concern for our employees,” Bolen concluded. “Simply put, Holly has laid a remarkable foundation for us to build upon – our people, processes and culture are a reflection of, and tribute to, Holly’s commitment to excellence.”

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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 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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