Principato Named President of National Aeronautic Association

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Directors of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has named Greg Principato the organization’s next President and CEO.

Principato has served in numerous executive positions within the aviation and aerospace industry including President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials, President and CEO of Airports Council International, and Executive Director of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong Competitive Airline Industry.

Principato will start his new position on October 20, 2016, becoming the 32nd chief executive of the 111-year-old organization, replacing Jonathan Gaffney, who has served NAA since 2007.

The National Aeronautic Association is a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering opportunities to participate fully in aviation activities and promoting public understanding of the importance of aviation and space flight to the United States. NAA is the caretaker of some of the most important aviation awards in the world, and certifies all world and national aviation records set in the United States (

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