Potomac Management Resources To Administer PAMA

 - July 22, 2009, 10:40 AM

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has retained the services of Alexandria, Va.-based management firm Potomac Management Resources (PMR) to provide day-to-day administrative and management assistance. PAMA recently ended its affiliation with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Clark Gordon, chairman of PAMA’s board of directors, said PAMA will retain its independence and 501(c) 3 status, allowing it to advocate on behalf of the maintenance industry. “Our new Washington, D.C.-area headquarters will give us greater access to government regulatory and legislative activities,” he said. The PAMA/SAE union met with some controversy among PAMA’s membership but the relationship resulted in the appointment of John Casker, a longtime SAE employee, as PAMA’s president. Casker, an aviation outsider, quickly became known for his ability to establish relationships and open dialogue, skills that proved beneficial to the organization. Casker told AIN that PMR recognizes the importance of meeting the day-to-day needs of member companies and their technical and managerial employees. “I believe PMR will help us be even more effective in developing new activities for corporate and individual members, from trade shows and events to job placement services, top-tier summits and professional development programs,” he said.