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

Josh Hochberg
Sonoma Jet Center

Robb Bergeson
General Manager
Edwards Jet Center

John Enticknap
Aviation Business Strategies Group

Chad Farischon
President & Partner
Lynx FBO Network
Jim Gardner
The James A Gardner Co., Inc.
Joe Gibney
Director of Business Development

Tom Harris           
Alliance Air Service

Ben Harrison
General Manager
Cullman Regional Airport

Mark Haynes
Vice President Sales
Avfuel Corporation

Tim Johnson
Vice President, Business Development
Atlantic Aviation

Leonard Kirsch
McBreen & Kopko 

Jeff Kohlman
Aviation Management Consulting Group

Michael Mueller
Director, FBO Services
Jet Aviation
David Newman
Vice President, Business & GA
World Fuel Services

Chris Rozansky
Executive Director
Naples Airport Authority 

Kimberly Ruth
Director, Business Development
Phillips 66 Aviation
Gary Shafer
Airport Manager
Southern Illinois Airport Authority
Craig Teasdale
Area Director
Signature Flight Support 

Larry Wade
President and Partner 
Golden Isles Aviation

Jon Wenrich
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Centrex Construction

Mark C. Willey
Chief Executive Officer
Napa Jet Center, Inc.

Doug Wilson
President & Founder
FBO Partners


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.

Staff Contact:
Megan Eisenstein
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs