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Tuesday, 03 September, 2019

NATA Promotes Shannon Chambers to Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Washington, DC, September 3, 2019 — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Shannon Chambers has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Chambers will lead NATA’s strategic and creative flow of marketing, initiatives, and member communications. 

“I’ve witnessed Shannon’s drive and enthusiasm for our industry in her time at the Association. Her keen understanding of the Association environment and NATA’s members are real assets to the leadership team,” stated NATA President Gary Dempsey.

Chambers has served NATA members for the past 12 years in varying roles spanning marketing, membership, communications, and public relations. While at NATA, Chambers has worked to establish as the members' primary resource for news, services and training. She has also been responsible for launching the Association’s social media presence, the development of the Aviation Business Journal, and assisting in the successful promotion of industry-standard programs such as the Safety 1st Training Center and its predecessor, the NATA Safety 1st Professional Line Service Training (PLST Online).

“Shannon is a team-builder who has proven herself as a leader within this organization,” said NATA COO Tim Obitts. “Her creative insights and approaches consistently push NATA to greater heights, and we are thrilled to benefit from her guidance in her new role as Vice President.”

“I am proud to serve with the Executive team in motivating and focusing the energy of our talented staff to continue to develop new ways to communicate with and serve the members of our diverse industry,” stated Chambers. “The women and men of the aviation business community have been a great inspiration during my tenure at NATA, and I look forward to further assisting in delivering on our mission of empowering the safety and success of their businesses as we enter our 80th year of service and beyond.” 

Prior to NATA, Shannon served as Director of Membership and Marketing for the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), where she was responsible for the direction of membership efforts, redesign of NAA's Web site, and served as Editor of AERO Magazine.

Chambers began her extensive career in association management with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, where she was responsible for coordinating exhibits and exhibitor services at the world's largest amusement industry trade show with over 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees.

Shannon is a member of Women in Aviation International and is on the Editorial Board for the Aviation Aerospace Women of Excellence. She holds a master's degree in business from Strayer University and a bachelor's degree in English from George Mason University. Chambers is currently working toward earning her Certified Association Executive credential. 

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.