With more than 400 in attendance, the NBAA Leadership Conference was a success. Covid protocols including CLEAR verification and rapid testing were issued to each registered attendee.
Brad Self (Chief Pilot VF Corporation) and Dave Salvador (aftermarket VP of GoGo Business Aviation) kicked off the “Return to Service” themed conference.
With a well-rounded list of presentations, the industry training offered perspectives from leaders from a broad spectrum.
Dr. Amy Grubb (renowned international speaker, special assistant to the Chief Information Officer at the FBI, two-time FBI director award winner, and Bombardier Safety Stand-down Advisory Council) spoke about transparency during transitions, only being able to change yourself and reasonable people, and being able to disagree. during her ‘Navigating the Turbulence of Change’ presentation,
Anne Palmer (CEO 0f Palmer Group LLC, former C-Suite executive, Emmy Award winning talk show host, leadership development trainer, best-selling book author, and daughter of a documented original Tuskegee Airman) made a presentation on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the pilot shortage, and preserving the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen during her Red Tail Flight Academy presentation.
Other presentations and updates primarily worked through industry adversities and understanding how change affects corporate aviation and business. Dr. Reed Timmer (storm chaser and extreme meteorologist) presented on navigating the storms of leadership.
The conference was most definitely a great meeting of industry professionals done in a safe environment.