NATA Bolsters Staff

 - March 16, 2007, 10:10 AM

The National Air Transportation Association has increased the size of its Washington-area staff with the hiring of former Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) president Stan Mackiewicz and Beth Van Emburgh, who had been working at the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).

Mackiewicz, who will be a NATA representative for government and industry affairs, most recently served as a business development and government affairs consultant to several aerospace companies. Previously, he was executive director of Embry-Riddle’s Aviation and Space Technology Academy in Daytona Beach, Fla. In addition to serving as head of PAMA, he has held management positions with UNC Airwork, Sundstrand, Williams International and Avco Lycoming.

Mackiewicz holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Parks College of St. Louis University and a commercial pilot license with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He will serve as the staff liaison to NATA’s flight-training committee, the Airline Services Council and as the primary NATA liaison with the FAA.

Van Emburgh has joined NATA as manager of government and industry affairs, where she will focus on airport, security and environmental issues. She will also serve as staff liaison for the NATA airports committee.

She joins NATA after more than a year in AIA’s civil aviation department and three years in the regulatory affairs department at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Van Emburgh is a graduate of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.