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Shelley A. Longmuir is named president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)Longmuir succeeds Jack Olcott, who was president of NBAA for 11 years.
...Shelley A. Longmuir
...Shelley A. Longmuir has been named president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).Most recently, she was senior vice president of international/regulatory and governmental affairs at United Airlines.Prior to working for United, Longmuir was employed by the Department of Transportation (DoT).She will succeed Jack Olcott, who was president of NBAA for 11 years.
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Shelley A. Longmuir
...Shelley A. Longmuir has been named president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).Most recently, she was senior vice president of international/regulatory and governmental affairs at United Airlines.Prior to working for United, Longmuir was employed by the Department of Transportation (DoT).
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Shelley A. Longmuir, formerly the top lobbyist for United Airlines, says she's excited about the opportunity to lead the National Business Aviation Association, where she's scheduled to formally assume her duties July 7.NBAA board members hope her good working relationships with top government officials will pay benefits for NBAA members.
During an exclusive interview with BA Thursday afternoon in NBAA's
board room, Longmuir
generally declined to get into detail on her
approach to specific issues, noting that she
is still getting up to speed on the business aviation agenda.She
was scheduled to meet with leaders of other business aviation organizations Thursday evening and will participate in a three-day strategic planning session with NBAA
board members at the end of this month. Longmuir said she is looking forward to "being an advocate for the issues that our members think are a priority" and plans an extensive travel schedule to meet members and hear their concerns first-hand.An attorney, Longmuir has spent about half her career in aviation working for United.
"The next logical step" [in that career] is the opportunity "to be able to lead an organization," she
said, while permitting her
to continue in the aviation industry.In addition to being a manager, taking the NBAA post will allow her to "be an advocate for a cause that I'm passionate about.
It's easy to be passionate about something that's interesting, stimulating and really has a bright future," she
In regard to her
lobbying background, Longmuir
, 47, says she
has "lots of friends on both sides of the aisle," and will be working with many of the same committees and subcommittees that she
worked with while at United
.It's too early to tell how much time she
personally will spend on Capitol Hill, Longmuir
said, adding that would depend on where she
is most needed."I hope to be utilized well by the staff here," she
"We sifted through those questions and had a range of candidates that fit the goals, and Shelley
came up head and shoulders above the rest," Saling said.
has spent a lot of time in Washington, D.C., but as senior vice president for international, regulatory and government affairs with United
has resided in the Chicago area along with her
husband - also an attorney - and their four-year-old child.She
apparently will split her
time between Chicago and Washington, but emphasized that she
will "be here as much time as the job requires and demands," noting that "aviation is not just a five-day-a-week job."Longmuir
will "have two residences, working overtime at both."Her
husband is also her
"best friend," Longmuir
said, and has always been very supportive of her
In addition to her
congressional contacts, NBAA
should benefit from Longmuir's
past service in the executive branch.She
worked closely with White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card when both were at the Transportation Department in the George H.W. Bush administration - Card was DOT Secretary - and is acquainted with a number of other individuals who serve in the current administration.Asked about FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, who also worked under the senior Bush, Longmuir
responded that she
has "the greatest respect" for Blakey, who she
said has a great sense of the big picture."She's
very decisive and a clear thinker," Longmuir
Asked to sum up her
feelings about the NBAA job, Longmuir
wanted to "convey my excitement and passion for business aviation in this community.I have made life-long friends, both personally and professionally, in the industry.I'm very excited about the opportunity of working with the staff here."She
feels "fortunate to build on the structure and history that Jack Olcott has burnished," adding that she
believes there is "the potential to do even more."
united.com - Press release detail
That loss of traffic has directly led to a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars and a loss of jobs," said Shelley A. Longmuir, United's senior vice president of international, regulatory and governmental affairs."Demand for service at O'Hare will only continue to grow.O'Hare expansion makes strong business sense for United, the greater business community, and for consumers who want the benefits of a highly-functioning hub airport that gives them access to the global marketplace from cities large and small."The company noted that more than 50 percent of its traffic at O'Hare is connecting traffic.
According to a 1997 economic impact study prepared by the Chicago Chamber of Commerce
and Booz-Allen, Chicago's O'Hare Airport is the major driver in the economic strength of the region.
Our nation has benefited from an unprecedented spirit of strategic, decisive action and bi-partisanship in addressing vital security issues and the economic viability of the nation's commercial airlines," said Longmuir
."That spirit of strategic, decisive action and bi-partisanship now needs to prevail on O'Hare expansion."# # #
That loss of traffic has directly ...
That loss of traffic has directly led to a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars and a loss of jobs," said Shelley A. Longmuir, United's senior vice president of international, regulatory and governmental affairs.