Alexandria, VA, August 21, 2013 – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President (NATA) and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks regarding the announcement of Mark Baker as the new President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA):
“Mark Baker brings more than three decades of solid aviation and leadership experience to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. We at NATA are excited and look forward to working with Mark as he provides a key voice in policy and advocacy for General Aviation. We welcome a strong relationship under Mark’s tenure as we continue our collective progress in bringing greater awareness of the vital role that General Aviation plays in this nation’s economy – an industry that supports thousands of small businesses and annually drives more than 1.2 million jobs.”
NATA, the voice of aviation business, is the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.
For more information about NATA, please visit www.nata.aero, www.twitter.com/nataaero or www.facebook.com/nataaero.
Thomas L. Hendricks is the association's new president; his duties will start on Sept. 1, 2012.
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