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NBAA recognizes 25 individuals for achievement in schedulers professional development program

Jan. 16, 2009 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee announced 25 recipients who have received plaques and certificates for their achievement in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP).


January 16, 2009
By NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee announced 25 recipients who have received plaques and certificates for their achievement in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP). Nine recipients completed six or more courses, and five recipients have completed more than 11 courses. SPDP Courses are classes conducted by NBAA-approved educational providers on topics tailored to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

The 2008 plaque and certificate recipients are listed below, and those
recipients who have completed over 11 SPDP Courses are noted with an
asterisk:

    * Alice Valdez of Hewlett-Packard
    * Candy Royer of UNUM
    * Christina Milano of Pfizer
    * Dadra Hanna of Air Rutter International
    * Diana Williams of Limited Brands
    * Jennifer M. Green of General Dynamics
    * Judy Bennett of Miami Executive Aviation
    * Julie Layne of Hawkaire
    * Julie Rogers of Cessna
    * Katherine Carroll of John Deere
    * Kathleen Clark of Schering-Plough
    * Karen Steinkamp of Zurich *
    * Kayla McManigle of MoneyGram International
    * Kelly Sullivan of Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    * Kim Disney of Yum! Brands
    * Kristine Feraco of Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    * Laura Barbarino of Hewlett-Packard *
    * Marie Rybinski of The Schwan Food Company
    * Misty Greene of Limited Brands
    * Patricia Huber of Boeing
    * Patricia Scott of Ameriprise Financial
    * Reginald Alberty of ConocoPhillips *
    * Sharon Llamas of Lewis Energy
    * Sherry Whitcomb of Qualcomm
    * Susan Roberts of Qwest Communications

SPDP Courses are offered each year at the S&D Conference, on topics
ranging from international scheduling to weather and aircraft
performance. NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have
offered SPDP Courses since 2001, and more than 500 courses have been
completed to date.

As an offshoot of NBAA's main Professional Development Program (PDP),
the Schedulers Professional Development Program was created to help
advance the training and careers of business aviation professionals.
While not a prerequisite, SPDP Courses are an excellent way to prepare
for the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program application
process. Additionally, SPDP can help individuals follow the career-path
checklist outlined by NBAA's Standards of Excellence in Business
Aviation (SEBA) Program.

For more information about NBAA's professional development offerings,
visit the NBAA web site at www.nbaa.org/education.


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business
Aviation Association, Inc. (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 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products
and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA
Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade
show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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