Washington, DC — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that Louis Seno, chairman emeritus of Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), will receive the John P. “Jack” Doswell Award at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Orlando, FL in November.
“Lou Seno’s lifelong contributions to general aviation are well worthy of our recognition,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “His many and diverse efforts on behalf of the industry reflect the legacy of the prestigious Doswell award.”
]A founding shareholder of JSSI, Seno also served as the company’s president and CEO. He remains a special advisor to JSSI’s board of directors. Prior to JSSI, he held top management positions with the business aircraft units of Boeing Capital Corp. and GE Capital Solutions.
Seno has also provided more than 25 years of service to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), in various capacities, including as its vice president of corporate relations and government affairs, and also as a member of ERAU’s president’s advisory board and board of trustees. He has served on a host of the university’s committees, including as chair of ERAU’s development committee, and also a member of its finance, flight safety and student life committees. Seno established the Office of Corporate Relations and Government Affairs at the university, and has represented ERAU extensively on Capitol Hill. He was recently invited to serve on the industry advisory boards of ERAU’s College of Business, and College of Engineering.
Seno was recently elected to the board of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and is an active member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He has served terms on the board of Duncan Aviation, as co-chairman of the National Aircraft Resale Association, and as president of the National Aircraft Finance Association.
A charter member of NBAA’s Tax Committee, Seno also helped represent the business aircraft financing and leasing segment of the industry on NBAA’s Associate Member Advisory Council.
A 6,500-hour pilot with an airline transport pilot certificate and a Cessna CitationJet type rating, Seno currently owns and flies an F33A Beechcraft Bonanza, and an amphibious Aviat Husky A1-B. He was recently awarded the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
Established in 1987, NBAA’s Doswell Award recognizes lifelong individual achievement, and an exceptional record of volunteer service, on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. It is named for Jack Doswell, a renowned World War II combat veteran, business aircraft pilot and flight operations director who was actively involved in many NBAA committees and initiatives throughout the 1970s.
NBAA-BACE is business aviation’s most important annual event, where participants have an unequaled opportunity to view the latest business aircraft, products, technology and services the industry offers. Held at the Orange County Convention Center from Nov. 1 to 3, the event also offers a premier networking venue, and dozens of educational sessions.
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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.
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