Welcome to the Board of Directors!
At the December Member Meeting & Holiday Party the PNBAA membership elected the next class to the board of directors. New board members Jackie Charles-Spears and Scott Helms are joining incumbents Scott Jefvert, Frank Madison and David Warner.
Jackie is a Senior Flight Coordinator at Nordstrom, Inc. with a wealth of experience bringing the aviation community together. She was recently co-vice chair of Women in Corporate Aviation and previously the co-president of the Pacific Rim Schedulers and Dispatchers Association (PRSDA). PRSDA merged with PNBAA in 2016. Two years ago Jackie was also instrumental connecting the PNBAA philanthropy committee to the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club. PNBAA now supports their mission to introduce aviation to under-served youth.
Scott is an FBO industry veteran and mostly recently joined Kenmore Aero Services as its General Manager in 2017. He has been one of the friendliest connectors at Boeing Field over the years previously working at Landmark and Galvin Flying Services. Scott has experience volunteering in this aviation community also serving on the former PRSDA board of directors. Scott is a bit of an aviation history buff, so exercise caution if he suggests a trivia wager.
Please share a heartfelt thanks to outgoing directors Kimberly Perkins, Ryan Setting, Wayne Werner and Stacey Woods.These directors, often behind the scenes, strengthened our diverse programs, grass roots advocacy and membership experience.
Congratulations Members Brian Roger & Danny Yazzolino!
Brian Roger and Danny Yazzolino have both been awarded 2018 member grants up to $2,500. The board of directors presented three awards last year to members furthering their business aviation career aspirations.The member grants have proven a successful component to PNBAA's annual philanthropy plan. Thank each of YOU for being an annual member, participating and sponsoring the 2018 programs that funded these opportunities.
Brian is Aerius Management corporate pilot with a vision to pay it forward. He will use the PNBAA grant to help complete his CFI certificate this year and then share some of his time-off teaching the next generation of pilots in the Seattle area.
Danny has invested heavily in personal development within the FBO environment at the growing Hillsboro Aviation. The PNBAA grant now provides him a clear path to complete NBAA Professional Development Program courses. Fulfilling those prerequisites he will complete the Certified Aviation Manager exam this year.
Congratulations Brian and Danny!
2019 Program & Event Preview
The PNBAA community will have both familiar and new opportunities to engage in 2019. Strategically the board and committees are improving your experiences with these goals in mind:
- Provide educational programs that capture more unique topics
- Provide experiences that encourage more business aviation peers to participate – half will be free
- Provide participants and sponsors a consistent professional experience with the hire of an Event Planning Coordinator
Keep an eye out for newsletter announcements and event sites for details. Below is a preview of 2019 programs and events in development.
We will kick off the year with a Portland Area BizAv Social event on Tuesday, March 12th 4:30 - 6:30 pm. FREE registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on the event site.
Portland Area BizAv Social Link
- Portland Area BizAv Social – Tuesday, March 12th in Hillsboro
- Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting – spring TBD in Seattle
- Maintainers Lunch Program – spring TBD in Seattle
- Joint Schedulers & Dispatchers and Flight Attendants Conference – summer TBD
- Friends & Family BBQ – August 1st in Seattle
- Golf Tournament – September TBD in Seattle
- Member Meeting & Holiday Party – December TBD
Job Opportunity: Event Planning Coordinator
PNBAA is planning to hire an Event Planning Coordinator (EPC) to manage the execution of our year-round programs and events. The increasing size and success of these experiences necessitates this important role.
At a high level, this independent contractor role will be conducing most of the planning and execution of all programs and events. A volunteer committee will provide direction, supplemental support and lead fundraising. It is anticipated the EPC role would require about 750 hours annually. The workload would be distributed in a ramp-up pattern for each program, which are spread throughout the year.
Do you know someone who has this organization skill set or would like to learn more? Please complete the Contact Us form on the website to engage the board committee.
Washington State Aviation Awareness Day - The Washington State Aviation Alliance with PNBAA participation will host the annual Aviation Awareness Day at the John A Cherberg Building on the Capitol campus on Tuesday, January 22. State legislators and committee staff will attend. Aviation Awareness Day has proven to be an effective event to educate attendees about the important contributions business aviation and its professionals provide. Learn more about how you can participate by completing the PNBAA Contact Us form.
NBAA Contact Congress Resource - PNBAA encourages our members and stakeholders to utilize NBAA's Contact Congress advocacy tool to email your elected officials and advising them about the negative effects the government shutdown has on general aviation. Please use this opportunity to educate members of Congress about the unique challenges our industry is facing during the prolonged government shutdown. The sample letter will help introduce the key issues to your member of Congress and can be edited to add additional details about your company or flight operation.
Connect with PNBAA Community at NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers
Thursday, January 31 2:30 - 3:30 pm
San Antonio - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, NBAA Booth #100
If you plan to attend NBAA's 2019 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference at the end of this month in San Antonio, please stop by and meet various PNBAA board members who will be representing our organization at this networking event. We would welcome the opportunity visit with you and facilitate new professional relationships.
You Can Engage this Community on Facebook
PNBAA is experimenting with the content and your engagement on our private Facebook group. This group doubled in 2018! We encourage members to post any content relevant to business aviation in the Pacific Northwest.