Michael Giardino, director of aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport, has been elected president of the New York Aviation Management Association.
The organization represents more than 75 members in the aviation field. Giardino previously served as the group’s vice president.
In a news release, Giardino said the group would continue to urge state leaders to pass the Aviation Jobs Act, a bill that would exempt general aviation aircraft purchased in New York from sales and use tax.
“We will lead and advocate for our members with respect to understanding current aviation issues such as funding of contract towers, commercial airline pilot shortages, and the impact of unmanned systems,” Giardino said.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks appointed Giardino in 2012.