After 24 years in the private sector in the FBO business and over 16 years in the public sector with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Jack Ferns is trying his hand in the non-profit sector. "It has a number of challenges," said Ferns, who has been the executive director of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire since April 1st of this year. "I now work for a Board of Directors," said Ferns, "not unlike my chairmanship with NASAO." Ferns was Chairman of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) in 2001.
Although he hasn’t had much time to fly, Ferns said he truly enjoys going to the museum every day. He has been busy establishing organizational structure, developing aviation education programs, opening a new learning center and the exhibit planning that goes with it, as well as financial development. "All of this is done with a host of devoted volunteers," said Ferns.
The Aviation Museum is New Hampshire’s only working museum devoted to aviation history in the Granite State. For more information you can visit http://www.nhahs.org/.