NBAA Recognizes Nine Certified Aviation Managers

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

Washington, DC, December 13, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces nine individuals who have successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination, which was administered on October 11 in Las Vegas, NV. Through the certification process, NBAA and the Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board (CAMGB) seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments.

The CAMGB recognizes the newest Certified Aviation Managers:

  • Curtis L. Christensen, Bunn-O-Matic Corp., Chatham, IL
  • John Flanagan, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI
  • Alexander Lake, Armstrong World Industries, Lititz, PA
  • Richard Miller, Merck & Co., West Trenton, NJ
  • Michael Ott, One Putt Aviation, La Quinta, CA
  • Michael S. Pape, Boise Cascade Corp., Boise, ID
  • Chris Poupard, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Upland, CA
  • Scott Rose, Frito-Lay, Addison, TX
  • Kenneth Seals, AvJet Corp., Burbank, CA

“NBAA congratulates these CAMs on their achievement,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Through the successful completion of the certification process, these individuals have proven their knowledge and management skills to both their employers and the business aviation community.”

These individuals have earned the official title of Certified Aviation Manager and may use that designation when officially listing their name. They also have earned industry recognition of their experience and knowledge within business aviation.

To prepare for the CAM designation, they met or exceeded minimum qualifications based upon experience, training and education. They completed both a formal application process and the CAM Exam offered on October 11 in conjunction with the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.

With these nine additions, a total of 46 individuals have passed the exam and are designated as CAMs. Past successes indicate a passing rate of 76 percent of the candidates who have completed the exam.

Upcoming CAM Exams will be administered on the following dates:

  • March 3, 2005, in Miami, FL, in conjunction with the NBAA Leadership Conference
  • April 14, 2005, in Colorado Springs, CO, in conjunction with the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
  • November 14, 2005, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention

To qualify for the exam, completed applications must be received by NBAA 45 days before the scheduled examination date. For example, to qualify to take the March 3 exam, NBAA must receive the application by January 17.

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

Founded in 1947, NBAA serves its 8,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of businesses utilizing general aviation aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association 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