NBAA Marks Passing of Former CAN Executive Director Peter Fleiss

Washington, DC, April 7, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Fleiss, executive director emeritus for the Corporate Angel Network (CAN).

“Peter was an effective leader for CAN and a valued friend,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “His passing is a profound loss for the business aviation community. We extend our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time, and to those with the organization he led so effectively for 11 years.”

Fleiss led CAN until 2016. During his tenure, he grew CAN’s member companies to include over 500 supporters, encompassing half of the Fortune 100, and the organization celebrated its 50,000th patient flight.

Before joining CAN, Fleiss worked at Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, and in close collaboration with Safe Flight founder and CAN co-founder Leonard Greene.

“Peter was instrumental in developing CAN into the organization it is today,” said CAN Executive Director Gina Russo in an April 6 release issued by the organization. “His continued commitment to the mission was well known by patients and business aviation peers alike.” Fleiss passed away April 3 at the age of 76.

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

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