May 19, 2020
NBAA’s regional representatives are an invaluable resource for NBAA members, local and regional groups and the national business aviation community. The program has been reconfigured in light of current challenges, with an emphasis on maximizing the ability of the association’s regional representatives to support the business aviation community across the country.
“With this realignment, we are maintaining our existing aviation industry relationships and continue to develop new ones to support our members through these challenging times and beyond,” said Steve Hadley, senior director of NBAA’s regional programs and Southwest Central representative. “As always, our goal is to make our members’ businesses more efficient and productive through the use their business aircraft.”
Hadley noted that the regional representatives are playing a key role in NBAA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in every state, including a sharp focus on advocacy and strategic communications.
The regional program also has published a timely publication, “Increasing Your Organization’s Digital Engagement,” a step-by-step guide for regional groups that want to stay engaged with their members and remain active in business aviation advocacy despite travel and meeting restrictions.
The regional representative program now has regions:
- Steve Hadley, Southwest Central region: AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX
- Phil Derner, Western region: AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
- Kristi Ivey, Northern Mountain region: CO, ID, MN, MT, ND, SD, UT, WI, WY
- Brittany Davies, Northeast region: CT, DE, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT
- Greg Voos, Southeast region: AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
“During these trying times, we want to make sure that our members know who their regional representative is, and to encourage them to continue utilizing this important and effective NBAA resource,” said Hadley.