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Broom sweeps in to keep NBAA strategy tidy
Under the leadership of Andrew Broom, the Citation Jet Pilots Association nearly doubled its membership while almost tripling its industry partnerships. NBAA hopes that bringing in Broom will lead to similar success.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced that Andrew Broom will join the organisation as its new senior VP for strategy, marketing and innovation. The association also elevated two veteran leaders, Jo Damato and Doug Carr, to new positions.

Broom joins NBAA from the Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP), where he has been CEO since 2016. Under his leadership, the organisation nearly doubled its membership while almost tripling its industry partnerships, expanding its portfolio of member benefits, strengthening its advocacy initiatives and enhancing its world-class annual convention and regional events. Under Broom's leadership, CJP also bolstered its safety focus, forming the CJP Safety Committee and launching the CJP Safety and Education Foundation.

Prior to his work at CJP, Broom held other leadership positions with general aviation companies and associations. He led worldwide marketing and communications efforts for Honda Aircraft Company from 2012 to 2016, during the launch of the HondaJet. He has also served as VP of communications and outreach at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Previously, he held positions with Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse Aviation and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen says: “I'm pleased to welcome Andrew to the NBAA team. We are excited to have the benefit of his experience, relationship-building skills, marketing savvy and passion for aviation. His role at NBAA will be important as we continue to expand the business aviation industry, unlock opportunities and move forward.”

Broom adds: “While I will miss the great team and extraordinary experience at CJP, I'm proud of our accomplishments over the last five years. NBAA is a world class, global organisation, and I truly look forward to joining this superstar team. It will be a privilege to join my new colleagues and serve the broad business aviation industry.”

NBAA has also elevated Jo Damato, CAM, to the position of senior VP of education, training and workforce development. “Jo is extraordinary in attracting a diversity of individuals into our industry, creating the kinds of tools and training they need to succeed and generating a sense of community that is meaningful at a personal and professional level,” says Bolen. “I'm excited that Jo and her team will build on the progress being made in online learning, certification and community building.”

In addition to her work at NBAA, Damato is active in a number of industry organisations, including Women in Aviation International, Women in Corporate Aviation and her alma mater, the Florida Institute of Technology. Last year, she was appointed to the Department of Transportation's Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force as an aviation educational stakeholder representative. A current certified flight instructor and NBAA Certified Aviation Manager, Damato holds a single and multi-engine land instrument rating and a commercial pilot certificate.

NBAA also announced that Doug Carr will now serve as senior VP of safety, security, sustainability and international affairs. “Doug is well-known in the US and around the world for his expertise in business aviation safety, security and international operations,” Bolen explains. “He has also been a tireless advocate for sustainability, particularly as it relates to sustainable aviation fuel. During his tenure at NBAA, Doug has been a primary force in our success in regulatory issues before the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection.”

Carr has represented business aviation interests before ICAO, and as part of several rulemaking efforts at EASA and as a member of numerous aviation rulemaking advisory committees. He serves as the corporate secretary for the International Business Aviation Council, and is active with the US-China Asian Cooperation Program. He is a member of the Aviation Advisory Committee for Southern Illinois University, and serves on the board of directors for the National Gay Pilots Association. He is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and a certificated flight instructor. Carr served six years with the U.S. Navy aboard the Los Angeles-class, nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine, the USS Norfolk.

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