CAM Governing Board Announces Leadership Changes at NBAA2015

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 18, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board has finalized leadership changes for the coming year, including choosing Charles Booker, CAM, as its new vice chairman and electing two new board members.

Booker, chief pilot with Reyes Holdings LLC and a CAM board member since 2011, considers working to develop the CAM scholarship program among his key program contributions. An NBAA Board of Directors appointee to the CAM Governing Board, Booker replaces outgoing vice chairman Fred Adams, CAM, a nine-year CAM board member who was among the first group to pass the initial CAM exam in October 2003 and played a key role in helping the program gain accreditation in 2013.

The CAM board also elected two new members: Stan Phipps, CAM, manager of finance at ConocoPhillips Global Aviation, and Nick Verdea, CAM, director of aviation at The Williams Companies, Inc. Additionally, the board re-elected Kellie Rittenhouse, CAM, director of aviation services at Hangar Aviation Management.

“We welcome Stan and Nick to the board, as they bring a great deal of business aviation experience,” said CAM Board Chairman T. James Buchanan, CAM. “We also recognize the retirements from the board of Elizabeth Clark, CAM, and Fred Adams, CAM, and thank them for their many contributions.”

In addition to the elections, Booker and the following three members were reappointed to the board:

The CAM Governing Board oversees the development and direction of NBAA’s CAM program. The program identifies qualified flight department leaders though a testing process that measures proficiency in five subject areas: leadership, human resources, operations, aircraft maintenance and facilities operations, and business management. The CAM Governing Board is composed of business aviation professionals and representatives from the education community.

Learn more about NBAA’s CAM program.

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