Airport Business Committee

The Airport Business Committee is made up of people who work at aeronautical businesses and are familiar with issues that arise as part of owning and operating that business. As such, members on the committee are tasked to promote the interests of the association's airport businesses by addressing regulatory and legislative issues and industry concerns. The committee members represent the diversity of operations at airports by working on a variety of issues such as community relations, leasing, minimum standards, environmental, security, miscellaneous business concerns and regulatory compliance issues.

Members of the Airport Business Committee serve two-year terms. During that time, they act as the voice of aviation businesses within the association to ensure that the needs of this critical industry segment are appropriately represented by the staff. Membership consists of FBOs, airport managers, compliance experts and other aviation professionals.

NATA members providing services to aviation businesses are also eligible for Airport Business Committee membership. These members include legal professionals, insurance providers  and consultants.

Environmental Resources

Best Management Practices

NATA encourages its member companies to meet proper environmental compliance standards including a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan, if fuel is stored above ground in tankers. The association is currently undertaking the development of best management practices that will allow aviation businesses to capitalize on becoming more energy efficient while minimizing their company’s impact on the environment. To date, NATA has crafted best management practices for the following topics:

NATA Environmental Compliance Checklist

NATA developed this Environmental Compliance Checklist to assist members in achieving proper compliance with federal environmental rules and regulations. This checklist was developed based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Many states have additional requirements, so each facility should check their own state regulations. The checklist is intended to assist facilities with compliance with the most common environmental rules affecting aviation facilities and is not intended to be an extensive review of all environmental regulations. Click here to review the complete NATA Environmental Compliance Checklist


Committee Members

 
Chairman
Josh Hochberg

President
Sonoma Jet Center


David Augustin
Partner
Azure

Jonathan Boyle
Vice President Contract Fuel
Avfuel Corporation

David Brinson
Owner
Avian Solutions, LLC

Greg Cox
Executive Vice President – Business Aviation 
AEG Fuels


Ryan Crowl
President
Loyd’s Aviation


John Enticknap
President
Aviation Business Strategies Group


Ryan Frost
Senior Director of Airport Operations
Naples Airport Authority

Jim Gardner
President
James A. Gardner Company, Inc.


Glenn A. Geissinger
Regional Account Representative
JamLoop

Thomas J. Harris
President
Alliance Air/Aviation Services

Ben Harrison
General Manager
Cullman Regional Airport – Folsom Field


Leonard Kirsch
CEO and Director General
NexGen Business Brokers


Jeff Kohlman
Principal
Aviation Management Consulting Group


Clive Lowe
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Aviation Services
 
 


Staff Contact
Megan Eisenstein 
Vice Chairman
Chad Farischon
President & Partner
Lynx FBO Network

 
Vice Chairman
Joe Gibney
Chief Operating Officer
TACAir


Tara Maugham
General Manager
Centric Aviation


Ryan Maxfield
Chief Revenue Officer – Partner
Aero Management Group, LLC


David Newman
Vice President, Business & General Aviation
World Fuel Services


Michael Peterson
National Director of Claims
Willis Towers Watson


Kimberly Ruth
Director, Business Development
Phillips 66 Aviation


Gary Shafer
Airport Manager
Southern Illinois Airport Authority 


Britt L. Stephens
Project Manager
Kimley-Horn


Craig Teasdale
Area Director 
Signature Flight Support


David Vaughn
Co-Principal
Business Aviation Group LLC


Larry Wade
President
Golden Isles Aviation

Jon Wenrich
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Centrex Construction

Sean White
Vice President & General Manager
Firstwing Jet Center

Doug Wilson
President and Founder
FBO Partners
Minutes:
Meeting minutes are provided by the staff liaison to committee members.  All other members are encouraged to contact the staff liaison for additional information on any topics that were discussed at prior meetings.