The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Andrew Broom will join the organization as its new Senior Vice President for Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. The association also elevated two veteran leaders, Jo Damato and Doug Carr, to new positions.
Broom joins NBAA from the Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP), where he has been CEO since 2016. Under his leadership, the organization nearly doubled its membership while almost tripling its industry partnerships, expanding its portfolio of member benefits, strengthening its advocacy initiatives, and enhancing its world-class annual convention and regional events. Under Broom’s leadership, CJP also bolstered its safety focus, forming the CJP Safety Committee and launching the CJP Safety and Education Foundation.
Prior to his work at CJP, Broom held other leadership positions with general aviation companies and associations. He led worldwide marketing and communications efforts for Honda Aircraft Company from 2012 to 2016, during the launch of the HondaJet. He has also served as vice president of communications and outreach at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Previously, he held positions with Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse Aviation and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Broom earned a BS in Aeronautical Science and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He completed flight training through Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, “I’m pleased to welcome Andrew to the NBAA team. We are excited to have the benefit of his experience, relationship-building skills, marketing savvy and passion for aviation. His role at NBAA will be important as we continue to expand the business aviation industry, unlock opportunities and move forward.”
“While I will miss the great team and extraordinary experience at CJP, I’m proud of our accomplishments over the last five years,” Broom said. “NBAA is a world-class, global organization and I truly look forward to joining this superstar team. It will be a privilege to join my new colleagues and serve the broad business aviation industry.”
NBAA has also elevated Jo Damato, CAM, to the position of senior vice president, education, training and workforce development. “Jo is extraordinary in attracting a diversity of individuals into our industry, creating the kinds of tools and training they need to succeed, and generating a sense of community that is meaningful at a personal and professional level,” said Bolen. “I’m excited that Jo and her team will build on the progress being made in online learning, certification and community building.”
In addition to her work at NBAA, Damato is active in a number of industry organizations, including Women in Aviation International, Women in Corporate Aviation and her alma mater, the Florida Institute of Technology. Last year, she was appointed to the Department of Transportation’s Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force as an aviation educational stakeholder representative. A current certified flight instructor and NBAA Certified Aviation Manager, Damato holds a single and multi-engine land instrument rating and a commercial pilot certificate.
NBAA also announced that Doug Carr will now serve as senior vice president, safety, security, sustainability and international affairs. “Doug is well-known in the United States and around the world for his expertise in business aviation safety, security and international operations,” said Bolen. “He has also been a tireless advocate for sustainability, particularly as it relates to Sustainable Aviation Fuel. During his tenure at NBAA, Doug has been a primary force in our success in regulatory issues before the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection.”
Carr has represented business aviation interests before the International Civil Aviation Organization, and as part of several rulemaking efforts at the European Aviation Safety Agency, and as a member of numerous aviation rulemaking advisory committees. He serves as the corporate secretary for the International Business Aviation Council and is active with the U.S.-China Asian Cooperation Program. He is a member of the Aviation Advisory Committee for Southern Illinois University, and serves on the board of directors for the National Gay Pilots Association. He is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and a certificated flight instructor. Carr served six years with the U.S. Navy aboard the Los Angeles-class, nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine, the USS Norfolk.