HUNTINGTON, WV – Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has recently joined the board of directors for The Alliance for Aviation Across America.
Williams was elected as Huntington’s 47th mayor in 2012. Throughout his tenure Williams has been a strong proponent of aviation and the Huntington Tri-State Airport. He began serving as the city’s director of economic development in 1984 and later that same year was named the youngest city manager in Huntington’s history.
Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marshall University in 1978 and master’s degree in public administration from West Virginia University in 1980. He also served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Williams joins a board of directors that includes leaders from the Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Helicopter Association International, the National Air Transportation Association, the National Farmers Union, League of Rural Voters and the National Association of State Aviation Officials.
“We are thrilled that Mayor Williams has joined the Alliance board of directors,” Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association and president of the Alliance’s board of directors, said in a news release. “Mayor Williams bring invaluable experience and perspective as the leader of a community that relies extensively on general aviation and our aviation infrastructure.”
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a nonprofit, non-partisan coalition that supports the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.