Contact: Cassandra Bosco
Washington, DC, April 26, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Board of Directors has named Douglas Carr its corporate secretary.
Carr has been NBAA’s director, government affairs since February 2001. In this position, he provides managerial and technical support for programs related to NBAA’s legislative and political agenda at the Federal, state and local levels. He monitors and affects Federal, state and local legislative and political activities and developments concerning business aviation.
As corporate secretary, Carr will attend all meetings of the NBAA Board of Directors and the NBAA Annual Meeting of Members, and he will record all votes and minutes of all proceedings. The corporate secretary also has additional duties as defined by the NBAA Bylaws.
Since joining NBAA’s Staff in April 1998 as manager, domestic operations, Carr has distinguished himself at NBAA by leading the Association’s effort to rewrite the night currency requirements for FAR Part 61; working as part of the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FOARC) to develop recommendations for the FAA; and developing, in association with NATA, the Guidelines for Obtaining an FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate.
Before joining NBAA, Carr was employed by the National Air Transportation Association as a specialist in government and industry affairs. There, he was responsible for issues affecting FAR Part 135 on-demand air carriers and flight training providers.
Carr is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management and an Associate of Science degree in aviation flight. He also spent six years in the U.S. Navy, where as part of his duties he worked onboard a nuclear-powered submarine. He is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and a certificated flight instructor.
NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.
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