NBAA has selected Robert P.
Warren to serve in the Association's newly created role of
executive vice president, starting immediately. Warren's 30-year
career spans considerable experience in aviation and its related
regulatory, security, customs and legal issues, as well as a legal
career in high-ranking positions at several federal government
departments, and association management.
Warren will report directly to Shelley A. Longmuir, president of
NBAA. NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300
Member companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as
an aid to the conduct of their business or are involved with
business aviation. NBAA Member companies earn annual revenues
approaching $5 trillion - a number that is about half of the U.S.
gross domestic product. NBAA Member companies also employ more than
19 million men and women worldwide.
In his new role, Warren will oversee the Association's
departments of finance, human resources, strategic programs,
membership, marketing, conventions and seminars and support
"Today, the high-performing,
integrated aviation industry is a critical force in the global
marketplace. For our members, access to airports and airspace is
more critical than ever. Bob's contributions and immediate focus on
the vital interests that NBAA represents for our member companies
will continue to strengthen our role as the industry voice in the
federal, state, local and international arenas," said Longmuir.
Warren comes to NBAA from the Air Transport Association of
America, Inc., (ATA) where he served as senior vice president,
general counsel, and corporate secretary. In that role, he worked
on a variety of domestic and international aviation issues with the
FAA, TSA, and DOT. At ATA, Warren also testified for the industry
before numerous Congressional committees on aviation issues.
His career spans appointments to the Office of Independent
Counsel, serving as a special prosecutor in the investigation of
the U.S. Department of Housing, an appointment by the George H.W.
Bush Administration to serve in third highest-ranking position of
the U.S. Customs Service where he served on a blue-ribbon panel
charged with reorganizing the Customs Service in 1992. In 1999,
Warren was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors overseeing
the Universal Air Travel Program. Between 1995-1997, he served as
chairman of the Scheduled Airline Travel Organization (SATO Travel)
-- one of the ten-largest travel agencies in the nation.
"I am pleased to join an organization with such a distinguished
reputation and a clear focus on the vital role of business aviation
in answering the needs for safety, security, productivity, and
efficiency," said Warren.
Warren holds a bachelor's degree from Hiram College in Ohio and
a juris doctorate from the School of Law at Vanderbilt University.
He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with wife Claudia J. Flynn and two