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


David Sierzant
Contract Fuel Sales Manager
Titan Fuels

Vice Chairman

Ryan Crowl
Loyd’s Aviation

David Augustin

Dan Bianco

Jonathan Boyle
Vice President Contract Fuel
Avfuel Corporation

David Brinson
Avian Solutions, LLC

Greg Cox
Executive Vice President – Business Aviation 
AEG Fuels

John Enticknap
Aviation Business Strategies Group

Shelley Ewalt
HCH Legal, LLC

Chad Farischon
Vice President, Strategic Development
West Star Aviation

Jim Gardner
James A. Gardner Company, Inc.

Glenn A. Geissinger
Vice Chairman
Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA)

Ben Harrison
Cullman Regional Airport – Folsom Field

Jeff Kohlman
Aviation Management Consulting Group

Clive Lowe
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Aviation Services 

Josh Hochberg
Sonoma Jet Center

Joe Gibney
Chief Operating Officer

Tara Maugham
General Manager
Centric Aviation

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 

Jake Slowik
Chief Strategy Officer
Catalyst Aviation

Craig Teasdale
Area Director 
Signature Flight Support

David Vaughn
Business Aviation Group LLC

Larry Wade
Golden Isles Aviation 

Sean White
Vice President & General Manager
Firstwing Jet Center

Doug Wilson
President and Founder
FBO Partners

Staff Contact
Megan Eisenstein 


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.