NGPA's strength comes from the incredible people who make up the organization. As pilots and aviation enthusiasts helping each other, volunteering exemplifies the spirit of NGPA more than anything else. We can always use a hand, and volunteering is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
Vice-Chair (Arlington, VA)
Doug is honored to be stepping into the role of Vice Chair for NGPA’s Board of Directors. He has spent the last four years serving as a member and chair of NGPA’s Governance Committee where he led a great team of volunteers that, among other duties, conducted NGPA’s annual director search, developed updates to NGPA’s bylaws and focused on improving Board productivity and effectiveness.
Doug’s aviation career currently has him serving as the Senior Vice President for Safety, Security, Sustainability and International Affairs at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Washington, DC. Prior to NBAA, he worked at the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and also served for six years in the U.S. Navy and on board the USS Norfolk (SSN-714) where he served as part of the engineering team responsible for the operation, support and repair of the submarine’s nuclear reactor and support systems.
Doug earned a BS in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and is an active general aviation pilot flying a Cirrus out of Leesburg Airport in Virginia. He lives with his partner Scott and three four-legged sons (Chevy, JJ and Kona) in Arlington, Virginia.