NBAA Thanks NATA’s Tom Hendricks, GA Champion

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Washington, DC, March 7, 2016 –  National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the statement below following news that National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Tom Hendricks would step down from his post later this year.

“Tom has been a tireless champion for general aviation, with an unyielding commitment to protecting and promoting the industry while at NATA. He brought a sterling reputation and strong leadership skills to NATA, and over his four-year tenure the association has made a number of strategic decisions that today position NATA on solid ground as it moves into its eighth decade. Tom has been a good friend to NBAA and the entire general aviation community. We wish him the best as he begins this next chapter in his life. ”

Hendricks is a retired Air Force Reserve colonel and career fighter pilot. He also served on active duty as a U.S. Navy officer on the USS MIDWAY (CV-41), and as an instructor pilot at the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. A native of Fairfield, OH, Hendricks graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, with secondary emphasis in business administration.   

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