NBAA Announces New Certified Aviation Managers

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

Washington, DC, January 17, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced 20 individuals who successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam during 2012. Through the certification process, NBAA and the CAM Governing Board seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments. The CAM Governing Board continues to demonstrate its mission of certifying the future of business aviation, certifying 20 new CAMs in 2012.

The new CAMs are:

  • Jonathan Benzer, chief pilot, Devon Energy Corp.
  • Ronald Bojanski, captain, Midwest Aviation
  • Andrew Bourland, chief pilot, The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • Robert V. Braceland, chief pilot, Raytheon Co.
  • Elias Cotti, director, technical operations, NBAA
  • William Couture, operations manager, MGM Resorts Aviation Corp.
  • Joe A. Evans, director, professional development, NBAA
  • Kevin Farrow, director of aviation, Sonic Financial Corp.
  • John Gale, captain, Honeywell International
  • Scott Goodwin, manager, flight operations, The Coca-Cola Company
  • William Hart, maintenance technician, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Chris Hogeboom, chief pilot, Corporate Aviation, Hess Corporation
  • William E. Hunter, pilot, TWC Aviation
  • Stephen Maynard, senior captain, John Deere
  • Michael C. McKenzie, director of aviation, Marmalade Skies
  • Michael Nichols, vice president, operational excellence & professional development, NBAA
  • Robert A. Schneider, campus director/chief pilot, Yum! Brands, Corp.
  • Kevin B. Tannis, captain, EMC Corp.
  • Patrick Tschudi, flight follower supervisor, Pentastar Aviation, LLC
  • Daniel Warnick, owner/pilot, DEW Aviation, LLC

NBAA congratulates these business aviation professionals on their achievement. This brings the total number of individuals recognized as current CAMs to 194. These individuals have earned the use of the CAM designation and may use it when officially listing their name. The CAM designation provides industry recognition of their achievement and knowledge in the following areas of business aviation: business management, human resources, leadership, operations, and technical and facilities services.

To prepare for the CAM credential, the individuals met or exceeded minimum qualifications based upon experience, training and education. They completed both a formal application process and the CAM exam, which is offered throughout the year in a computer-based format.

For a complete list of current CAMs, view the CAM roster online.

 For more information, contact NBAA’s Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or, or Sarah Wolf at (202) 783-9251 or, or visit the CAM website at

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