NBAA Hires Chris Strong as Vice President, Membership Marketing

Contact: Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263,

Washington, DC, January 7, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has hired association marketing veteran Chris Strong as its new vice president, membership marketing. He officially joined the Association on January 5, and reports to NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Strong comes to NBAA with more than two decades of extensive experience in direct-response marketing, strategic planning, database marketing and member relationship management.

Most recently, Strong served as director of business operations for the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), where he was responsible for the Association’s membership, trade show and non-dues revenue. He also was responsible for overseeing continual growth for the association and launching the Spring Market Trade Show, which was acknowledged by Trade Show Week as the second largest trade show launched this decade.

“Chris comes to NBAA with extensive experience in membership marketing and support, which will be of great benefit to our Association and NBAA’s Member Companies,” said Bolen. “He is a welcome addition to NBAA’s leadership team and a valued asset as we continually work to strengthen the support we provide for the business aviation community.”

Prior to his service at SGMA, Strong served in various leadership roles as vice president of member programs at the National Association of Manufacturers.

“I look forward to this exciting opportunity to work with a growing association that is dedicated to the success of its Members,” said Strong.

Strong holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore, and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companiesthat rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention,the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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