NBAA Names Nel Stubbs as Recipient of 2023 Jack Doswell Award

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-431-5970,

Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2023 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will award its John P. “Jack” Doswell Award upon Nel Stubbs, a preeminent authority whose guidance has optimized the ownership and use of business aircraft for countless entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

The association will present Stubbs with the award during NBAA’s 2023 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) taking place Oct. 17-19 in Las Vegas, NV.

“Nel’s unequaled ability to analyze and articulate critical considerations for optimizing business aircraft use has been essential to success for organizations of all types and sizes,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are pleased to present her with our Doswell Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions and service to the business aviation community.”

Stubbs is widely considered a foremost strategist in aviation tax planning and audits, cost and financial analysis, budgeting, and aircraft ownership and operating structures. She joined aviation research and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker in 1999 and became an owner in 2000, remaining with the company when it was acquired by JSSI in April 2018. She currently serves as vice president of JSSI’s Conklin & de Decker business unit.

Prior to her current role, Stubbs was a longtime employee of NBAA, joining the association in 1987 and becoming senior manager, tax issues in January 1993. In that position, she was instrumental in developing NBAA’s tax program – including the association’s State Tax Report, which remains an industry standard – as well as in forming the NBAA Tax Committee, on which she served as initial staff liaison.

Stubbs currently serves on the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA’s) Air Charter Committee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Business Industry Advisory Board and the NBAA Tax Committee.

She has previously served on the NBAA Advisory Board, Helicopter Association International’s (HAI’s) Finance and Leasing Committee and on boards of directors for the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) and the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA). Stubbs also is a frequently requested speaker at industry seminars and forums and has been widely published in the aviation trade press.

Created in 1987 in memory of John P. “Jack” Doswell, a steadfast industry advocate and business aviation pioneer, NBAA’s Doswell Award honors high standards for lifelong individual achievement on behalf and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation.

Recipients include leaders from every part of the business aviation community. Learn more about Doswell Award.

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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 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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