Many local industry groups don’t have an executive director, but having that person to lead an organization can help it grow. “Managing 500 or 600 members, and trying to grow it, it becomes a job,” Debi Carpenter, executive director of the Southern California Aviation Association. Also, having a single point of contact for industry and media is crucial to the success of many groups, noted Debbie Bowman, executive director of the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania. Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
As businesses begin to focus on the future, chief pilots and aviation directors must employ their communications skills to ensure that business aviation remains an essential tool for companies seeking to move forward.
For early career professionals, the evolving company needs brought on by COVID-19 could be a time to take initiative and become a leader. NBAA YoPros and executive coaches shared tips for ‘managing up’ during tough times.