ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein (OFMK) today named aviation industry veteran Eric R. Byer as the firm’s senior vice president.
Byer joins OFMK after 14 years at the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) as its vice president of government & industry affairs. During his tenure at NATA, Byer led an experienced team focused on a wide array of legislative, regulatory, and security issues affecting America’s aviation businesses.
In his new role, Byer will bolster the firm’s internal and external communications activities and expand its association management practice.
“We are extremely pleased Eric is joining our team,” OFMK Managing Member Sarah MacLeod said. “His management skills and aviation industry background will be invaluable assets to the firm and our clients.”
Prior to NATA, Eric was a senior government affairs coordinator at Smith, Bucklin and Associates, legislative/staff assistant to Rep. William F. Clinger, Jr. (R-Pa.), and worked for Rep. Dean Gallo (R-N.J.). He holds a B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University.
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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) this week announced the hiring of Dennis van de Laar as its new manager, regulatory affairs.
Dennis van de Laar will be responsible for regulatory items affecting aircraft maintenance, as well as assisting in issues involving airport and FBO operations and environmental compliance.
France will handle issues affecting the association's FBO and general aviation airport members as well as all environmental matters.
France, who attended Ball State University, previously worked with Volo Aviation in Manassas, VA, as a quality control and training coordinator.