NBAA Welcomes Kristie Greco Johnson as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, April 26, 2022 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that top Capitol Hill strategist, veteran political communications manager and senior Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) executive Kristie Greco Johnson has been named the association’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, effective June 13. 

Johnson will direct NBAA’s advocacy efforts with federal, state and local government leaders regarding the promotion of business aviation, including its focus on safety, security and sustainability, as well as its importance to the nation’s economy and transportation system.

Johnson will come to NBAA with more than 25 years of experience at the highest level of government and politics, serving most recently as chief of staff for Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4-OR), a career-long aviation advocate and current chair of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. 

She previously served as senior advisor for Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-6-SC) in his House leadership roles. She has also served as head of communications at the FAA, and as senior advisor on presidential and congressional campaign committees. 

“Advocacy is fundamental to NBAA’s mission of fostering an environment that allows business aviation to thrive,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “In Kristie, we have found someone with extraordinary experience in political and legislative strategy and communications, and we are fortunate to have a person of her caliber to help us shape a bright future for business aviation.”

Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, Concentration in Business from Villanova University.

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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 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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