Greg Principato became 32nd President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Aeronautic Association on October 20, 2016.
Prior to arriving at NAA, Principato served as President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) from 2014 to 2016. He also served as President of Airports Council International, North America (ACI-NA) from 2005 until 2013, overseeing the leading association of airports and airport-related businesses in North America, and the largest of the five worldwide regions of Airports Council International. He has worked on aviation and transportation policy issues for more than 30 years beginning on the staffs of U.S. Senators J. Bennett Johnson and Joseph R. Biden, Jr. After leaving the Senate, he worked for Virginia Governor Gerald L. Baliles, who was nationally known for a commitment to transportation infrastructure and who spearheaded the creation of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
In 1993, he was the Executive Director of the 15-member National Commission to Ensure a Competitive Airline Industry, a commission set up by the Clinton Administration to examine ways to revive the aviation industry. The Commission tackled issues such as air traffic control reform, capacity enhancement, federal funding, international air service rights and foreign investment. He also served on the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Commission during the George W. Bush Administration.