The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the recipients of its Donald A. Baldwin, Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarships, which benefit individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). The scholarships, which are given annually in coordination with the family of Donald A. Baldwin, Sr., promote professional development in business aviation by providing financial support for qualified CAM exam candidates.
The 2015 recipients are:
•Stuart Swanson – Swanson is a flight operations captain with S.C. Johnson & Son in Racine, WI. Swanson holds a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is working toward a master’s degree in leadership. “The combination of completing the CAM certification and my master’s degree will give me the opportunity to apply the theoretical leadership concepts learned through my degree program, as well as the practical, real-world applications necessary for the CAM program,” said Swanson.
•Anna Irish Price – Price is an aviation manager with Jet Pacific in Amman, Jordan. She holds an FAA aircraft dispatcher certificate, which helps with her main duties at Jet Pacific, LLC. A graduate of the University of Santo Thomas in Manila, Price has a bachelor of science in mathematics. “Becoming a Certified Aviation Manager has become my ultimate goal in order to advance to a leadership or executive position in aviation,” said Price. “Or, better yet, I could start my own aviation business.”
The scholarship is named for Donald A. Baldwin, Sr., an accomplished business aviation pilot who served on NBAA’s Board of Directors from 1968 to 1971. In his lifetime, he was recognized for his contributions to business aviation by receiving the NBAA John P. “Jack” Doswell Award and the Flight Safety Foundation Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award.
The Baldwin scholarships will be awarded at NBAA’s 2015 Leadership Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 24 to 26 in Tucson, AZ. For more information on NBAA’s Leadership Conference, visitwww.nbaa.org/leadership.
The Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarship is one of several scholarships offered by NBAA to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, visitwww.nbaa.org/scholarships.
NBAA’s CAM program identifies qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft. The CAM exam is available throughout the year in a computer-based testing format. To be eligible for the exam, participants must be pre-qualified and approved through a formal application process. For more information about the CAM program, visit www.nbaa.org/cam.
Direct questions about scholarships and the CAM program to NBAA’s Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.