ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) has contracted Obadal, Filler, MacLeod and Klein P.L.C. (OFMK) for day-to-day operational management. A boutique law firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, OFMK has years of experience running trade associations including the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and provides regulatory counsel for countless aviation industry clients.
Founded in 1961, ATEC is a partnership of over 150 FAA-certificated training schools across the country. The council is dedicated to fostering aviation maintenance education and providing industry with skilled labor. It works as the liaison between educational institutions, private industry groups and regulatory agencies to support the development of technology, curricula and resources for a world-class aviation maintenance workforce.
“This is a great next step for ATEC and its members,” said Ryan Goertzen, the council’s president and president of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. “For over 60 years, we have been devoted to our members – schools, teachers and students who dedicate their lives to serving the flying public. Securing a professional management firm to further the group’s strategic objectives will help secure our place as the premier technical education interest group.”
As an experienced non-profit manager, OFMK develops and implements association strategic plans that support organization-wide objectives. Not only does the firm shape laws and regulations through aggressive advocacy, it also builds the infrastructure for attracting and keeping members, cultivating new volunteer leaders, educating the public on key issues and increasing visibility with important external audiences.
“This is a perfect fit for us,” said Crystal Maguire, OFMK’s managing associate. “We’ve spent years supporting aviation maintenance providers around the world and have learned firsthand that repair stations are vital to our lives and livelihoods – you can’t fly without them. Now we get to support the pipeline of technical talent that makes it all work.”
ATEC is a partnership of over 150 FAA-certificated training schools across the country. The council is dedicated to fostering aviation maintenance education and providing industry with skilled labor. To learn more, visit http://www.atec-amt.org/.