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New directors come on board at NATA
Curt Castagna, Larry Wade and Clive Lowe will continue on the board of directors at NATA for another year. Newly-appointed to the board are David Best, Joe Gibney, Josh Hochberg and John King.

At a recent virtual annual meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced changes to its board of directors. Curt Castagna, president and CEO of Aeroplex/Aerolease Group of Long Beach, California, was re-elected to serve an additional term, as well as extending his service as chairman by one year. Larry Wade, president of Golden Isles Aviation, has also been re-elected to the board for a second term. Clive Lowe, the senior vice president of business development for Atlantic Aviation in Arlington, Virginia will continue in his appointed role as vice chair for one additional year.

Two members left the board after their terms came to an end. Dennis Fox, senior vice president of flight operations and director of training for Executive Jet Management, has served on the board since June of 2017. Guy Hill, CEO of Hill Aircraft and Leasing Corporation, is leaving the board after having served two terms, beginning in April of 2014. During his terms, Hill acted as treasurer to the board. Finally, Don Haloburdo had left the board following his departure from Jet Aviation.

NATA president and CEO Tim Obitts states: “We are pleased to have Curt Castagna serve as board chairman for another year. The past year has held many changes for NATA and the business aviation community as a whole. During these trying times, maintaining a sense of continuity is critical to moving forward in a positive direction.”

Newly appointed to the board for a term of three years are David Best, senior vice president, Jet Aviation; Joe Gibney, chief operating officer, TAC Air; Josh Hochberg, president, Sonoma Jet Center; and John King, president, Solairus Aviation.

“NATA is excited to appoint these new board members who have been great supporters of the association for many years. Their close ties to the association, as well as their well-rounded perspectives on the aviation business community will ensure that the board of directors' input will continue to result in NATA's ability to respond successfully to legislative and regulatory issues and help ensure the industry's safety and success as NATA enters its 81st year of service,” Obitts adds.

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