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President’s Message

2013 —

Setting the Stage

H

appy New Year to all of

broader responsibilities typical of

our NATA supporters! We

company operations. Look for their

continue to make great

interview with ABJ in this issue (on

progress in reshaping our

page 11). We also retained two outside

organization to serve our members

resources: Tim Obitts will serve as

better. Here is an update on many of

our General Counsel and Jason Miller

the changes underway.

will act as our Chief Financial Officer.

We are very pleased to begin

This hugely talented team provides the

the New Year with some exciting

essential framework for us all to start

announcements of personnel

building and repositioning NATA in

appointments. Jim Coon is now our

the future.

Executive Vice President. Jim brings

Also in this issue, we profile NATA

a wealth of Washington and Capitol

member Epps Aviation. The Epps

Hill experience to our organization.

family has a longtime aviation history

We are thrilled to welcome Jim to the

dating back more than 100 years. An

NATA family. We were also happy

avid supporter of our association,

to announce the promotion of Amy

Marian Epps shared with us the

Koranda to Vice President. Most of

history and growth of her operation

you are very familiar with Amy and

as well as her philosophy on business.

her vast talents as NATA’s longtime

Read the article on page 30.

Director of Safety and Training.

On the political front, the 113th

These two leaders will help take our

Congress is now in session and we

organization to the next level. Jim’s

are participating in many discussions

focus will be on the external affairs

underway. We were very pleased to

of NATA, including government

have the new chairman of the U.S.

affairs, regulatory activities, policy

House of Representatives Committee

development and advocacy. Jim will

on Transportation and Infrastructure,

be our key player in helping to drive

the Honorable Bill Shuster (R-PA),

those policies that have the greatest

on our Presidents Council call in

impact on our membership. Amy will

December. Chairman Shuster is an

focus on our internal affairs. She will

avid supporter of general aviation, and

build on the highly successful Safety

we look forward to working closely

1st program as well as take on other

with him and all of his committee

members. Jim Coon is already fully
engaged with our team in helping drive
issues on the Hill, and we look forward
to seeing the fruits of these efforts in
this Congress.
We are also pleased with the start of
the new NATA Workers’ Compensation
Insurance ProgramTM administered by
Beacon Aviation Insurance Services.
While the program is still in its early
stages, we have received several very
favorable comments from members
who have selected Beacon as their
provider. Working very closely with
the Beacon team during the first
few months of my tenure, I can say,
unquestionably, that their level of
customer service and personal contact
with our members is superior to others
in the marketplace. While, ultimately,
the economics of each state will
largely drive pricing, we ask that you
select Beacon — even if your agent
brings your pricing relatively close by
comparison. We are confident you will
be satisfied with the experience; and
you will also be supporting NATA!
We continue to transform your
organization in new ways. In December,
your NATA leaders conducted an
extensive, off-site, strategic-planning
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