NBAA Recognizes 30 Individuals for Achievement in Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP)

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

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced 30 recipients who have received plaques and certificates for their achievement in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP). These recipients completed five or more courses. SPDP courses are classes conducted by NBAA-approved educational providers on topics tailored to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

The 2013 plaque and certificate recipients are:

  • Angela Abeyta, Chevron U.S.A., Inc., CA
  • Phillip Anderson, Cellular Sales, TN
  • Laura Burns, Sanderson Farms, Inc., MS
  • Amy Cantrell, Humana, Inc., KY
  • Angie Chance, University of Tennessee, TN
  • Lori Csencsitz, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., Inc., PA
  • Tara DiBona, Gulfstream, GA
  • Susan Donlin, Southern Company Services, Inc., MS
  • Tammy Elmore, Altria Client Services, Inc., VA
  • Sandy Frentz, Duchossois Industries, IL
  • Anita Geiger, IBM Flight Operations, NY
  • Eve Gregory, C&S Aviation Services, NH
  • Karen Guthrie, Cessna Aircraft Co., KS
  • Doreen Hannon, Raytheon Co., MA
  • Maria Hilaire, Entergy Services, Inc., LA
  • Jeremy Layton, Western Airways, TX
  • Sonia Leon, JELD-WEN, Inc., OR
  • Anita McEntarffer, Nike, Inc., OR
  • Tracha McGhee-Ridley, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., MO
  • Lindsey Mix, Berwind Corp., PA
  • Jan Morrow, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, TN
  • Paige Musick, Sierra Aviation, MO
  • Lynn Nash, Texas Instruments, Inc., TX
  • Chuck Ortlieb, Stryker Corp., MI
  • Melinda Post, MacLean-Fogg Co., IL
  • Allie Ray, Epps Aviation, GA
  • Rebecca Sweezea, Gentex Corp., MI
  • Anneke Urquhart, Sobeys, Inc., NS, Canada
  • Adalia Ward, AT&T, Inc., TX
  • Michael Willis, Phillips and Jordan, Inc., TN

NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have offered SPDP Courses since 2001, and more than 700 courses have been completed to date. As an offshoot of NBAA’s main Professional Development Program (PDP), the Schedulers Professional Development Program was created to help advance the training and careers of business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

For more about NBAA’s career development offerings, visit the NBAA website at:

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